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

Contact details

Dr Rachel Watson

Role: Non-Clinical Senior Lecturer

Tel: +44 (0)161 275 5505


Room 1.443
Stopford Building
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PL

Telephone: +44 (0)161 206 8080 (Tuesdays only)




Rachel Watson (BSc (Hons), PhD) is a Non-Clinical Senior Lecturer in Aesthetic Dermatology within the School of Translational Medicine, 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 Clinical & Experimental Dermatology.  Rachel also sits on the Executive Committee of the British Society for Investigative Dermatology (2006-). 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 one of the postgraduate tutors for the central Stopford Building site, with responsibility for around 40 MD and PhD students.

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