Who are we?


In September 2018, Professor Desmond Tobin was appointed as Director of UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology in University College Dublin and Professorial Chair of Dermatology in UCD School of Medicine. His vision to establish the UCD Charles Institute and clinic as a centre of excellence for translational dermatology research is enabled by an expert interdisciplinary team of scientists and clinicians focused on dermatology research. 

UCD Charles Institute is one of the few centres worldwide that can integrate scientific research with patient trials and medical education in dermatology. Read more>>


In support of Professor Patrick Murray, Acting Director, the Institute's activities are guided by an executive board of academics, scientists and strategists.

City of Dublin Skin & Cancer Hospital Charity

The City of Dublin Skin and Cancer Hospital Charity in partnership with University College Dublin founded the UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology on the Belfield campus of University College Dublin. The foundation stone for the first institute in Ireland dedicated to dermatology research and training was laid on 13th June 2008.