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Dr Rachel Watson (BSc (Hons), PhD) - personal details

Contact details

Role: Reader

Tel: +44 (0)161 275 5505


2.100 Stopford Building
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PL




Rachel Watson (BSc (Hons), PhD) is aReader in Aesthetic Dermatology within the Institute of Inflammation & Repair, University of Manchester. She received her BSc (Anatomy & Cell Biology) and PhD degrees from the University of Sheffield. She sits on the editorial boards of 3 scientific journals and is Co-Editor of British Journal of Dermatology.  Rachel also sits on the Research Committee of the British Association of Dermatologists. Her research includes understanding the mechanisms which lead to skin ageing and the assessment of extracellular matrix repair, particularly by topical retinoids.

In addition, Rachel is Health & Safety Lead for the Institute and chairs the Stopford Building Health & Safety committee and sits on the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) steering committee.

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

  • British Society for Investigative Dermatology
  • British Society for Research into Ageing
  • European Society for Dermatological Research
  • American Aging Association