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Dr Steve Walker

PhD MRCP(UK) DTM&H

Associate Professor

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I am a Consultant Dermatologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Research. I trained in dermatology at Glasgow, London and Manchester in the United Kingdom and at Harvard University in the USA. I completed my PhD thesis: "The measurement, treatment and immunopathology of leprosy Type 1 reactions" under the supervision of Professor Diana Lockwood at LSHTM.
I work as a consultant dermatologist in the United Kingdom seeing NHS patients with a wide range of skin disorders.
My main research interests are the pathophysiology and managment of leprosy reactions, cutaneous infection, scabies and other ectoparasitic skin disorders and the epidemiology of skin disease.

Affiliations

Department of Clinical Research
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Teaching

I teach on a variety of LSHTM courses both MSc and the Diplomas in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
I also lecture students studying for the MSc in Clinical Dermatology at King's College London and the MSc in International Health at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

Research

I am the coordinator of the Erythema Nodosum Leprosum International STudy (ENLIST) Group. Erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL) is a severe complication of leprosy. We are clinicians, statisticians and laboratory scientists with extensive clinical and research experience in the diagnosis and management of leprosy and its complications.
We are based at institutions in seven countries on four continents. The group is coordinated from London and includes centres in Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Nepal and the Philippines. The ENLIST Group aims to improve: the understanding of the mechanisms which cause ENL, the evidence to guide treatment decisions and the access to effective treatments.
I am also the co-PI on a study of scabies outbreaks in UK residential care facilities. This study is a collaboration with researchers from the Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Public Health England.

 

 

 

Research Area
Clinical guidelines
Clinical trials
Parasites
Global Health
Medicines
Outbreaks
Discipline
Medicine
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Leprosy
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Skin disease
Tropical diseases
Country
Bangladesh
Brazil
Ethiopia
Indonesia
India
Nepal
Philippines
Region
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Scabies outbreaks in ten care homes for elderly people: a prospective study of clinical features, epidemiology, and treatment outcomes.
Cassell JA; Middleton J; Nalabanda A; Lanza S; Head MG; Bostock J; Hewitt K; Jones CI; Darley C; Karir S
2018
The Lancet infectious diseases
A leprosy clinical severity scale for erythema nodosum leprosum: An international, multicentre validation study of the ENLIST ENL Severity Scale.
Walker SL; Sales AM; Butlin CR; Shah M; Maghanoy A; Lambert SM; Darlong J; Rozario BJ; Pai VV; Balagon M
2017
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
A Systematic Review of Immunological Studies of Erythema Nodosum Leprosum.
Polycarpou A; Walker SL; Lockwood DN
2017
Frontiers in immunology
The prevalence and association with health-related quality of life of tungiasis and scabies in schoolchildren in southern Ethiopia.
Walker SL; Lebas E; De Sario V; Deyasso Z; Doni SN; Marks M; Roberts CH; Lambert SM
2017
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
ENLIST 1: An International Multi-centre Cross-sectional Study of the Clinical Features of Erythema Nodosum Leprosum.
Walker SL; Balagon M; Darlong J; Doni SN; Hagge DA; Halwai V; John A; Lambert SM; Maghanoy A; Nery JA
2015
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
The mortality associated with erythema nodosum leprosum in ethiopia: a retrospective hospital-based study.
Walker SL; Lebas E; Doni SN; Lockwood DN; Lambert SM
2014
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
The cutaneous expression of toll-like receptors in leprosy type 1 reactions
Walker SL; Roberts CH; Cogen AL; Atkinson SE; Dhakal S; Hawksworth RA; Mahat K; Lockwood DNJ
2010
The British journal of dermatology
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