Participants Needed for Skin Health Study - pre- and post-menopausal women

Our researchers are interested in understanding how hormonal changes can affect skin immunity and how the skins’ ability to provide a barrier to the environment might be affected. Therefore, we want to look at changes in skin immunity and barrier function in the skin of pre- and post-menopausal women as this will help us understand how loss of oestrogen can affect these things.

We are looking for healthy volunteers, aged 18 and older, willing to participate in skin research studies.

If you are suitable for the study and agree to take part, we will invite you to attend the Dermatopharmacology Unit at Salford Royal Hospital on a single occasion. A blood sample will be taken from the vein in your arm. Up to four 6 mm biopsies will be taken from the buttock.

You will be reimbursed for taking part – this is in recognition of your time and discomfort.

For further information or if you wish to take part please contact the research team:

Gill Aarons (Clinical Research Nurse)

Tel: 0161 206 8526         Email: gill.aarons@manchester.ac.uk

Susan Hawksworth (Research Administrator)

Tel: 0161 206 8526         Email: susan.hawksworth@manchester.ac.uk