Fiona Browne


Fiona Browne

Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Fiona Browne is a Consultant Dermatologist at Crumlin Children’s Hospital and Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street.

She qualified in medicine from Queen’s University Belfast in 2001, having previously completed a research fellowship in the field of angiogenesis with Prof Judah Folkman at Harvard Medical School, Boston. She trained in Dermatology in Leeds and completed a post CCT fellowship in Paediatric Dermatology at Birmingham Children’s Hospital where she then worked as Consultant from 2011 to 2015. She has a specialist interest in Epidermolysis Bullosa and leads the adult Epidermolysis Bullosa service at St James Hospital Dublin.

Fiona Browne

Consultant Dermatologist

Aoife Connell
Position: Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

Role:
Aoife joined the NCRC in 2016 taking on the role of Clinical Research Coordinator with the Allergy and Dermatology team.

Hilari Howlett
Position: Research Nurse
hilari.howlett@ncrc.ie

Role:
As part of the Dermatology Research team, Hilari works a Research Nurse on several dermatology studies.

Alicia Wallace
Position: Research Nurse
Alicia.wallace@ncrc.ie

Role:
As part of the Dermatology Research team, Alicia works a Research Nurse on several dermatology studies.

Double Blind, Randomised, Vehicle Controlled, Phase III, Efficacy and Safety Study with 24 Month Open-Label Follow Up of Oleogel S10 in Patients with Inherited Epidermolysis Bullosa

Currently there is no available treatment for Epidermolysis Bullosa, a rare genetic skin fragility condition. This study aims to compare the efficacy of Oleogel-S10, a birch tree extract, with placebo in the promotion of healing of Epidermolysis Bullosa partial thickness wounds. Patients aged over 4 years, with wounds greater than 10cm2, and more than 21 days old are eligible for enrolment.

Identifying the optimum role and function of an Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) outreach nurse

This study aims to identify the needs of parents of children with EB with a view towards informing the development of a new EB outreach nurse service aimed at integrating hospital and community based services. Funding for this research was awarded by the Irish Research Council, Government of Ireland, New Foundations Scheme, 2016.

A randomised controlled trial assessing the effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of methotrexate versus ciclosporin in the treatment of severe atopic eczema in children: The TREatment of Severe Atopic Eczema Trial (TREAT) (ISRCTN: 15837754)

Eczema is a common condition in childhood which in some cases required systemic treatment. This trial is aimed a comparing two conventional systemic therapies to assess their efficacy in children.

Name:Professor Jonathan Hourihane
Position:Consultant Paediatrician
DepartmentPaediatrics & Child Health
Institution:University College Cork; Cork University Hospital