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Dermatology researchers awarded Professorships

Skin experts Richard Warren and Rachel Watson from the Dermatology Theme have been awarded chairs to mark the academic progress they are leading at The University of Manchester.

Richard Warren, Psoriasis Programme Lead in the BRC Dermatology Theme and Honorary Consultant Dermatologist at Salford Royal and has been appointed Professor of Dermatology and Therapeutics at The University of Manchester.

Rachel Watson, Biomarkers Platform Lead in the BRC Dermatology Theme has been appointed Professor of Cutaneous Science at The University of Manchester.

Richard Warren and Rachel Watson

Richard’s main area of interest is the treatment of severe inflammatory skin disease, with a focus on psoriasis. He is part of Salford Royal’s world renowned psoriasis clinic and has also established a combined clinic for patients with severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. He sits on a number of national committees, including the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guideline group for psoriasis. He is regularly invited to speak at major dermatology congresses and publishes frequently in specialist medical journals.

Rachel works with the Dermatopharmacology Unit at Salford Royal on research into the mechanisms behind skin ageing as well as on programmes to aid the repair of damaged skin. She is the academic director of the MSc in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine at the University, sits on the editorial boards of three scientific journals and is section editor of British Journal of Dermatology. Professor Watson is a member of the research committee of the British Association of Dermatologists and the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) steering committee.