Beverly Gambles RGN, BA, MSc, PGCE

Beverly Gambles works for Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust at the University Hospital of Wales. As Clinical Nurse Specialist she runs the phototherapy service in the Welsh Institute of Dermatology, Cardiff, South Wales. She is recognised nationally as an expert in phototherapy and has lectured extensively on phototherapy.

Bev has been past Chair of the British Dermatology Nursing Group sub- committee in phototherapies and is still an active committee member helping to organise and speak at BDNG conferences and sub- committee study days. Along with her colleague Dr Chris Edwards she lectures at the phototherapy study days organised by Newport Education and Training. Bev has a particular interest in research and having completed a Master’s Degree in Clinical Research and now works as a research nurse caring for research participants involved in dermatology clinical trials.

Dr Chris Edwards PhD, MIPEM

Chris Edwards obtained a first degree in Health Physics, and a PhD in high frequency ultrasound for skin imaging from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.

This was followed by 15 years in research as Lecturer in Skin Bioengineering in the Dermatology department of the University of Wales College of Medicine. For the last 18 years he has run the ultraviolet phototherapy service in the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, and has continued his research into UV phototherapies.

He has developed and led the Newport Phototherapy training course for the last 18 years and instigated the Phototherapy 1-day update training day. These are the premier courses for education and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for phototherapy professionals in the UK, and also attract attendees from as far away as Malta, Greece, Saudi Arabia and Eire.

He is co-author of National Guidelines for Phototherapy and for UV Dosimetry in UV Phototherapy and is the ultraviolet radiation protection specialist permanent member of the Radiation Protection Specialist Standing Advisory Group to the Welsh Assembly Government.

His national roles include being a committee member of the British Photodermatology Group, a Topic Expert to the NICE Guideline Update for Neonatal Phototherapy and a member of the panel of Expert Advisers for the Centre for Clinical Practice at NICE.


Kim Wyness has 30 years experience as a nurse spending 10 years in intensive care and has great empathy with patients and their families. She has 17 years experience in dermatology and has run the Acne clinic in Clear Skin since 2008. She is an independent nurse prescriber. Kim works part time as a research nurse for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in both dermatology clinical trials and cancer clinical trials.