Alliance Manchester Business School


Alliance Manchester Business School
Professor (Teaching & Research)


Rachel Watson (BSc (Hons), PhD) is Professor of Cutaneous Science within the School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health, University of Manchester. She received her BSc (Anatomy & Cell Biology) and PhD degrees from the University of Sheffield. As well as being the Academic Director of the MSc in Skin Ageing & Aesthetic Medicine at this University, she sits on the editorial boards of 3 scientific journals and is  Section 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 School of Biological Sciences, sits on the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) steering committee and is chair of governors at St Simon''s Catholic Primary School (Hazel Grove, Stockport).

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

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

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