Rod Hay is a professor of dermatology and works as a consultant in the specialised field of infectious skin diseases at Kings College Hospital and at the London Bridge Hospital.

He is Chairman of the Research and Grants committee of the Dunhill Medical Trust and shares responsibility for assessing and recommending funding for health and social science research and support for enterprises in elderly care of between £4-5 million per year.

Rod has also been the Chairman of the International Foundation for Dermatology as well as having worked with the British Association of Dermatologists, British Society for Medical Mycology and the European Confederation of Medical Mycology.