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Dr. Thivi Maruthappu

Dr Thivi Maruthappu MA(Oxon) MRCP (Derm) PhD Cert. Nutrition Science is a highly respected Consultant Dermatologist with over a decade of experience. She has expertise in all aspects of adult dermatology including acne, mole checks, skin cancer and hair disorders.

Dr Thivi studied Medicine at Oxford University and Imperial College, London, and completed her Dermatology training at prestigious London Teaching hospitals. In 2018 she was appointed as a substantive NHS Consultant Dermatologist at the Royal London Hospital where she led the severe eczema and psoriasis service and the combined psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis service.  

Uniquely, she is also trained in Nutrition Science and is recognised as a leader in the field of nutrition and skin health, lecturing nationally and internationally on the topic. She is a member of the Nutrition Society and sits on their Medical Working Group Panel. 

An accomplished academic, Thivi completed a highly competitive Medical Research Council-funded PhD and a Fellowship in Medical Dermatology (severe eczema & psoriasis) at the world-renowned St John’s Institute of Dermatology, in addition to a Certificate in Nutrition Science from Stanford Medical School, USA. Her current research focuses on nutrition and psoriasis and is based at the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Kings College, London. 

Her extensive training has led her to adopt an empathetic and holistic approach, considering aspects of nutrition and lifestyle that can contribute to skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne and hair loss.

She is the recipient of over 15 National and international awards, scholarships and prizes including the Whimster Prize (2014-2017) from the British Association of Dermatologists amongst several others. Her academic research has been published widely in world-leading medical journals and featured in the global press. 

She is a senior advisory consultant on product innovation for international beauty companies such as L’Oreal and Procter & Gamble and works closely with the Skin Health Alliance on skincare safety

As a spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation she is regularly featured in the media including BBC Radio, the Sunday Times, and the Daily Mail amongst others. 

Dr Thivi is a Member of the British Association of Dermatologists, Nutrition Society and Royal Society of Medicine. Thivi lives in North London with her husband and three sons. She loves cooking and experimenting with new recipes.

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