The Steering Group


        The Steering Group members:


Dr Bessam Farjo

Dr Bessam Farjo MB ChB, FISHRS, FIT

Bessam is a Fellow & Past President of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, Past President & co-founder of the British Association of Hair Restoration Surgery, Diplomate & Past Board Director of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, and Fellow & Past Board Governor of the Institute of Trichologists.

He is involved with on-going hair research collaborations with Universities of Manchester, London, Bradford and Durham as well as Unilever plc, Intercytex plc & HairClone Ltd (co-founder).

He is widely published in peer reviewed journals & has contributed numerous textbook chapters in the field. In 2012, he jointly received one of the highest awards in hair restoration surgery, the ISHRS Platinum Follicle, for his work in hair loss and hair biology research.



Adrian King

Adrian King MSc

Adrian began his career as a healthcare assistant before heading into nurse training . Covering psychiatry and emergency medicine with special interest in obsessive compulsive disorders, neuro-psychiatry and nursing research. In 2001 he moved fully into the research environment, initially leading a programme of work delivering and evaluating alternative interventions for alcohol users within the Emergency Department. This led onto the model being adopted by the associated Royal Colleges and the Department of Health before setting up the Nursing Research Unit within the Trust.

Completing his MSc in Evidence Based Practice and Health Service Research at York in 2005, he then went on to be the strategic lead for Health Informatics with key focus upon evaluation, benefits and business change programmes across Hull and the East Riding and other national innovations. 

From then to 2016, Adrian worked directly to the Secretary of State for Health on Informatics related briefings and then established the Benefits and Impact Framework Model for Information Standards Development.

In 2016, Adrian set up GallifreyBlue, a health, care and technology consultancy with a key framework model that is to develop and maintain skillsets within the NHS around benefits realisation and business analysis. He has worked since September 2016 on the NHS Wales National ePatient Flow Programme.



Glenn Lyons

Glenn Lyons FIT

Glenn qualified from the Institute of Trichologists in 1968 and served as a governor for 10 years. This year Glenn celebrates 50 years in practice at the Philip Kingsley Clinic and is Clinical Director.

He has had clinical research papers published in peer reviewed Medical and Scientific Journals culminating in being awarded a Fellowship of the Institute of Trichologists in 2004. His specialist area has focused on hormone related female hair loss and is recognised nationally and internationally in this subject. He is a member of the Royal Society of Medicine and the Society of Cosmetic Scientists, and also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health.

He is also regularly invited to lecture on hair loss and scalp conditions and has also made numerous TV appearances and is frequently presenting on radio.

Glenn is very proud to be associated with cancer charities and is a consultant for both the Macmillan Cancer Support and to the Toni & Guy Strength & Style Cancer Awareness Scheme and is regularly invited to talk at cancer charities and Oncology Clinics.

He has been a Trichological Expert Witness for 35 Years and is a Member of the Academy of Experts.



Carole Michaelides

Carole Michaelides FIT

Carole qualified as a Trichologist in 1968, achieving full membership of the Institute of Trichologists in 1971, and has been practicing at the Philip Kingsley Clinic for over forty years. She is a past governor of the Board of the Institute serving mainly on the education committee. She is also a member of several other organisations including the Society of Cosmetic Scientists and the European Hair Research Society, and regularly attends conferences. Carole was awarded a Fellowship of the Institute of Trichologists in 2013 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the field of trichology.

Carole has appeared on television and radio programmes featuring hair and hair loss disorders. She has contributed widely to newspapers and magazines on hair and scalp problems and general hair care matters. She was instrumental in organising the teaching of hair science to hairdressers for Philip Kingsley Products, and has lectured for many other bodies. Carole has many years of experience in all problems occurring in relation to the scalp and hair and of course hair loss. She is particularly interested in scarring hair loss disorders and has contributed to a published dermatological review looking at the prevalence and treatment of these conditions across the UK.

Carole served as a Steering Group member for the first ever Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) for hair loss, with the objective of identifying the most important hair loss research priorities for patients and clinicians.  It is hoped that defining these priorities for future research will encourage targeted projects that will benefit all hair loss sufferers.



Stephanie Moore

Stephanie Moore MIT

Stephanie set up and owns the Surrey Trichology Clinic and has since been awarded the ‘Outstanding Trichologist – Newcomer’ Award in 2018.

She regularly speaks at conferences about trichology and has been a tutor at the Institute of Trichologists. Stephanie started her career in hairdressing, moving into education and quality assurance at a local FE college and continues in her role as lead moderator and examiner for hairdressing with City and Guilds; she is very passionate about education and quality standards in all areas of her career.

Stephanie is currently studying towards a Biomedical Science degree and is collaborating in research projects investigating hair loss. 





Zoe Passam

Zoë Passam MIT

Zoë has worked at the Philip Kingsley Trichological Clinic in London since 2004, qualifying with the Institute of Trichologists in 2008, passing both sets of exams with Distinction.

She was awarded the John Firmage Certificate of Distinction in her first year, and the John Mason Memorial Award for Excellence upon graduating. As well as consulting patients, Zoë is part of the clinic product development team, and also works as an expert witness. She is frequently asked to present at major dermatology and trichology conferences on all matters relating to the hair and scalp, and has taken part in SCS formulate and FACE conference, among many others.

She is also part of the ‘Get Ahead of Hair Loss’ team, an annual public awareness event started by dermatologist Dr Sharon Wong.  Zoë is currently studying towards a BSc in Health Sciences with the Open University.



Dr Hugh Rushton

Dr Hugh Rushton PhD, DSc. FIT

Hugh has been in hair research for over 35 years. He has a DSc entitled “Invention Of A Clinical Diagnostic Technique for Alopecia and The Resultant Discovery Of Clinically Significant Biochemical Abnormalities and their Subsequent Treatment”, a PhD entitled “Chemical & Morphological Properties of Scalp Hair in Normal & Abnormal States”,

Dr Rushton is a visiting senior lecturer at the School of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, University of Portsmouth. He received a DSc from the University of Cardiff in 2009, a PhD from The Welsh School of Pharmacy, University of Wales (1988), a BA in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Open University (1984) and was elected Fellow of the Institute of Trichologist in 1992. His research has focused on scalp hair problems with a special interest in nutrition and endocrinology, publishing over 59 research papers in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, Dr Rushton advises consumer watchdog and government organisations on scalp hair matters.



Iain Sallis

Iain Sallis MIT, AIT

Iain Sallis is one of the leading Trichologists in the UK, specialises in hair loss issues and is the founder of the Hairmedic Trichology clinics located in eleven private clinics throughout the country. Member of several main Trichological societies/Institutes, the European Hair Research Society and The Society of Cosmetic Scientists. Iain is co-founder of Hairmedic Solutions, a product company and IST Consultancy, a Trichological consultancy specialising in medico-legal advice and Trichological consultancy for 3rd party companies.

Iain is also the Co-founder of The International Trichology Congress an educational platform for Trichologists, Hair Surgeons, Biologists and Chemists with an interest in hair and current chair of the Trichology Professional Development Programme.



Dr Gill Westgate

Dr Gill Westgate PhD

Gill works at the University of Bradford where her role is to develop sustainable partnerships between industry and academic research in Life Sciences and to help translate science into business opportunities. Gill has a BSc Hons in Biochemistry and a PhD in hair biology research. Her industry experience was obtained at Unilever Research in the UK, where she led their scalp and hair biology research programme for many years.

She is a past President of the European Hair Research Society and a member of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists. She serves on the organising committees for UK and international conferences and is well known in the skin and hair research field. Gill is a director of Cosmetics Cluster UK, a networking organisation for the cosmetics   sector. She is currently working with the TPDP to help develop an accredited trichology education pathway in the UK. 



Dr Greg Williams

Dr Greg Williams FRCS (plast)

Greg Williams is the current President of the British Association of Hair Restoration Surgery. He co-authored several national documents when he was an NHS Burn Surgeon and more recently has co-authored numerous policies and standards to do with hair restoration in the UK. He has sat on many committees including at the British Standards Institute, Health Education England, Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners and is a CQC specialist advisor. He is a member of the Independent Doctors Federation Regulations Committee, the ISHRS Best Practice Committee, and chairs the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Sub-committee on European Standards. He therefore brings significant experience and expertise to the TPDP to do with standards and regulation.