Dr Stephanie Ball is a Dermatologist at the Royal Victoria Infirmary where she specialises in psychocutaneous medicine, complex eczema, psoriasis (biologics), hidradenitis suppurativa and medical dermatology.
Dr Ball runs the Psychodermatology service for North East England and has particular interests exploring the links between the mind and the skin, and in inflammatory cutaneous disease.
In 2009, Dr Ball graduated with a BMBS degree from Peninsula Medical School (Universities of Exeter and Plymouth) and completed her (geographically diverse) postgraduate training in Cornwall, Nottingham, London and Edinburgh. She holds a Masters (Distinction) in Clinical Dermatology from King’s College London (St John’s Institute of Dermatology).
In 2019 Dr Ball joined the Specialist Register for Dermatology in 2019 and has worked at the RVI since August 2019 initially on a fellowship, and in a consultant capacity since August 2020.
Dr Ball is part of the multidisciplinary Medical Dermatology team, in particular working as part of the joint consultant body for the Psoriasis Biologics clinic, Complex Eczema clinic and Hidradenitis Suppurativa clinic. She also runs a general dermatology clinic and a Complex Medical dermatology clinic.
Furthermore she runs the Psychodermatology clinic alongside colleagues from Liaison Psychiatry to review patients with chronic skin conditions which have gone on to has impact on their mental wellbeing.
Dr Ball currently contributes to six clinical trials in the management of eczema, hidradenitis suppurativa and psoriasis biologic medications. She has also published in peer reviewed articles, most commonly within the realms of psychocutaneous medicine.