We are a group of doctors committed to improving education and resources in skin of colour
Dr Marisa Taylor
MBBS DCD MSc MD FRCP
Dr Marisa Taylor is a Consultant Dermatologist at Epsom & St. Helier University Hospitals NHS
Trust (ESTH) in the United Kingdom. She studied medicine (MBBS) at the Mona Campus of the
University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica graduating with honours in pharmacology,
pathology and microbiology. She completed her Dermatology training in South Wales following a
Masters and MD in Dermatology at Cardiff University. She was the Undergraduate Lead and an
Honorary Senior lecturer at Imperial College London before moving on to her current role at
ESTH where she is the Biologics Lead.
Dr Taylor's special interests are in medical education, leadership and skin of colour. She is the
Co-Founder and Consultant Lead for the Skin of Colour Training UK which aims to provide
excellence in educating healthcare professionals on the diagnosis and management of skin
conditions in darker skin types, hence reducing health inequalities in these groups.
She is the External Examiner for the MSc in Clinical Dermatology at Cardiff University, a Fellow
of the Royal College of Physicians London, the Royal Society of Medicine and the European
Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. Dr Taylor is a member of the British Association of
Dermatologists, the Dowling Club as a past Co-secretary, the British Society of Dermatologic
Surgeons and the Caribbean Dermatology Association. In her spare time, she enjoys eating out,
volunteering and meeting friends, old and new
Dr Oluwadamilola Jagun
MBBCh MSc MRCP PGCert
Dr Jagun is a Dermatology Specialty Registrar in East Kent. She studied medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) medical school in Dublin and subsequently completed an MSc in Clinical Dermatology at Cardiff University where she graduated with a Distinction.
She is passionate about Medical Education and developed a Dermatology Teaching program for 4th year medical students whilst working as a Clinical Fellow in Wolverhampton where she also completed a Post Graduate Certification in Teaching and Learning. She currently organizes bi-monthly teaching activities for her deanery.
She is passionate about Skin of Colour and was inspired to establish a Skin of Colour Training Day in the UK after attending several Skin of Color Update Conferences in New York.
In her spare time, she enjoys mentoring secondary school and medical students from Black and Ethnic Minority backgrounds and also loves traveling and calligraphy.
She is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists, Royal College of Physicians, London and the Royal Society of Medicine.
Secretary and Website content creator
Dr Shahd Elamin
MB BCh BAO MSc (Clin Ed) MRCP (UK)
Dr Elamin is a dermatology registrar currently undergoing her training in Northern Ireland. She completed her undergraduate medical degree at Queen’s University Belfast where she graduated in 2014. With a keen interest in teaching, she completed a Masters in Clinical Education and was awarded a distinction. She has an interest in research and has presented at a number of meetings as well as attaining a number of publications. She is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists and the British Society of Medical Dermatology.
She has a passion for skin of colour and joined the Skin of Colour Training Day UK committee to gain more knowledge and insight, as well as to help with diversifying dermatological knowledge and ensuring inclusivity within the dermatology community.
Outside of work, she is kept busy by her young daughter, loves to travel and cook.
Dr Cher-Han Tan
MBChB MRCP (UK) (Dermatology)
Dr Tan is a Consultant Dermatologist at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Scotland. He completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Liverpool in 2007. He subsequently completed postgraduate training and spent time as a research fellow in dermatology for a year before completing his dermatology specialist training in 2018. Dr Tan has an interest in medical dermatology and skin of colour dermatology. He is currently part of the committee for the Skin of Colour Training Day UK team. Dr Tan is also a member of the British Society of Medical Dermatology (BSMD) and Scottish Dermatological Society (SDS). Alongside, he has presented in scientific meetings and published several papers in scientific journals.
Outside of work, he enjoys Mensa games, puzzles, and related activities. He adores the intellectual challenge and social stimulation.
Content Strategist, Website and Social Media
Dr Dominique Dao
MD MSc BSc Dip Cos Sci
Dr Dao is an Internal Medicine trainee in South Wales. She completed her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in London and her undergraduate medical degree at the University of Malta. She has a keen interest in dermatology and in particular skin of colour. She completed a diploma with the Society of Cosmetic Scientists and has set up her own blog that specialises in skin health advice for skin of colour.
She joined the Skin of Colour Training Day team as it’s the first organisation in the U.K. that focuses on training healthcare professionals in dermatology for skin of colour and considers it an honour to be part of this journey.
Her interests include eating gummy sweets for breakfast, lunch and dinner then burning it all off at the gym!
Dr. Dijon Millette
Dr. Dijon Millette is the research lead for Skin of Colour Training UK. He received his primary medical qualification at the Latin American School of Medicine in Cuba in 2013. He completed a MSc in Clinical Dermatology at the Cardiff University. He then spent his formative postgraduate years in the Midlands.
Prior to entering Dermatology training, he completed a clinical research fellowship in Dermatology and Research for 2 years at the clinical research unit at the Russell Hall Hospital in Dudley where he was an investigator for over 14 clinical trials. During that time, he developed a natural aptitude for research which was fostered by joining the UKDCTN medical trainee group which is aimed at developing a clinical trial.
He is currently a specialty registrar in Dermatology in the Northwest where he plans on continuing his work in dermatological research and clinical trials.
Past Committee Members
Past Website Content Lead
Dr Hannah Wainman
MBBS MRCGP (2011) DPD DRCOG DCH
Dr Wainman is a Locum Consultant Dermatologist at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. She is also the undergraduate lead for dermatology at Bristol Medical School. She is passionate about diversification of the medical curriculum at Bristol University and sits on the diversification special interest group there. She has done a lot of work ensuring that Bristol medical students are able to recognise medical conditions in all skin types. She joined the committee as she wanted to expand her interest and use her skills in diversifying dermatology by getting involved in postgraduate education and ensuring that both current and future doctors can recognise skin conditions in all skin types.
In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, in particular cycling and ultra-running.