Dr. Thivi Maru­thappu

MA(Oxon) PhD FRCP ANutr, Consultant Dermatologist, Nutritionist & Lead Researcher

The pioneering expert on nutrition and skin

Dr Thivi Maruthappu MA PhD FRCP ANutr is a consultant dermatologist, nutritionist and leading researcher. As the UK’s first and only dual-qualified dermatologist and nutritionist, her pioneering expertise bridges the gap between diet and skin health. Dr Thivi continues to work in the NHS and has her own practice based at London’s renowned Cleveland Clinic.

She is frequently invited as a Keynote speaker for health care professionals and organisations globally on the topic of nutrition and the skin, as well as conducting research at King’s College, London, where she is an Honorary Senior Lecturer.

Her passion is a holistic approach to skin health, incorporating precision nutrition, mindfulness practice, personalised skin care and medical treatments, where appropriate. Based on over 14 years of dermatology practice, this exceptional approach is the subject of her new book, “SkinFood – Your 4-Step Solution to Healthy, Happy Skin” published by Piatkus in June 2023. Whether you want to tackle acne, troublesome skin conditions or simply achieve radiant skin, Dr Thivi is the experts’ go-to.

Dr Thivi studied Medicine at Oxford University and completed Dermatology training in London. She undertook a PhD to understand the links between our skin and internal health and this research featured in top tier scientific journals such as Nature Communications and in international press. She is one of a handful of dermatologists to have completed training in severe eczema and psoriasis during a fellowship at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, London and achieved a Certificate in Nutrition Science from Stanford Medical School, USA. During her career, Dr Thivi has garnered over 15 academic awards, scholarships and prizes from organisations such as the British Association of Dermatologists, the British Society for Dermatology Research and the Royal Society of Medicine.

Thivi lives in North London with her husband and three sons.

A holistic approach

Dr Thivi’s unique 360° approach to skin health encompasses the 4 key ways we can optimise skin health. Her unique training in both Nutrition and as a Mindfulness Instructor allow her to harness the power of each aspect of the 4-Step Skin Solution which include:

  • Evidence-Based Nutrition including the Gut-Skin Axis
  • Mind-Skin Connection
  • Bespoke skincare routine
  • Medical/in-clinic treatments

Recommendations are tailored to specific skin concerns and lifestyle.

Leading the way in nutrition and skin health

Dr Thivi is an accomplished public speaking who has delivered numerous lectures globally on the subject of Nutrition and Skin Health. She trains colleagues from all disciplines including fellow Dermatologists, Dermatology specialist nurses, Dietitians, General Practitioners medical students and those in the beauty industry. Her dual qualification in both Dermatology and Nutrition make her a trusted source of information. She is passionate about improving our knowledge and understanding of the role of nutrition to improve patient care worldwide.