Dr Ashley Spencer’s primary areas of expertise
- General dermatology
- Inflammatory skin disease (for example, eczema, psoriasis, acne)
- Skin lesion diagnosis and removal
- Skin cancer
- Skin manifestations of connective tissue disease, including lupus
Dr Spencer is a member of the Royal Society of Medicine, British Association of Dermatologists, and British Society for the Study of Vulval disease
Training and background
Dr Spencer graduated from Birmingham Medical School in the top 5% of her cohort, with honours, multiple distinctions and several prizes. Her initial postgraduate general medical training was in Birmingham, which included work at the Birmingham Skin Centre.
Dermatology training and specialisation
Dr Spencer ranked first nationally for entrance into dermatology specialist training, earning a place on the North London Dermatology Training Programme with rotations at Imperial College Healthcare and University College London Hospitals NHS Trusts.
Dr Spencer has undertaken numerous research projects in fields such as contact allergy, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and histiocytosis. She has presented her work nationally and internationally, and has received multiple awards during her postgraduate training. She is currently undertaking a part-time MD(Res) with Professor Chris Bunker at University College London, investigating the role of the microbiome in the aetiopathogenesis of female genital lichen sclerosus.
In her NHS practice, Dr Spencer has a specialist lupus clinic at the Hammersmith Hospital, where she works closely alongside her rheumatology and renal colleagues.
I can’t recommend this clinic highly enough. The treatment I received for my skin cancer was first classAL, London
The team at the Devonshire Clinic were excellent. From booking my appointments to every part of my treatment, I felt that I was in the very best hands.CH, London
Before visiting the clinic I had quite high expectations, but I was blown away by just how brilliant the experience was. I felt like I was the only patient in the clinic. Simply the best medical treatment.SF, London