Professor Setterfield has been a great supporter of PEM Friends over the years and has given her time and knowledge to help our members on many occasions, attending our occasional lunchtime get togethers in London.

On 9th November 2020, she made the same contribution again but this time on Zoom.

The group attending were very keen to know more about Covid-19 in relation to pemphigus and pemphigoid and their treatment. At the time, we were also wondering about the effect of the vaccine programme. People submitted some questions in advance and on the call and we had a very lively discussion with an opportunity to discuss what was concerning us on a wide range of relevant topics.


Professor Setterfield is an eminent specialist in autoimmune blistering diseases and has a wide range of expertise as well as having been involved in many international groups and co-authoring many papers as a result of her academic and research work

She qualified in Dentistry from The Royal London Hospital and in Medicine from University College Hospitals, London, training in Dermatology at St John’s Institute of Dermatology. Her clinical research has been done at the University of Connecticut, USA and at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals.

Professor Setterfield’s current posts are as a Professor of Oral and Dermatological Medicine at King’s College London / Honorary Consultant in Dermatology and Oral Medicine Specialist, St John’s Institute of Dermatology & the Department of Oral Medicine, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. She is also an Honorary Consultant Dermatologist at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare Trust.

She is a member/fellow of many UK and international professional bodies including:

• British Association of Dermatologists
• British Society for Medical Dermatology
• British and European Societies for Oral Medicine
• Royal Society of Medicine
• Senior Fellow of King’s Higher Education Academy
• European Task force for immunobullous diseases
• European Reference network for rare disease of the skin