Professor of Experimental Dermatology, Honorary Consultant Dermatologist, Director of the Photobiology Unit.
Lesley Rhodes is Professor of Experimental Dermatology, Director of the Photobiology Unit and Honorary Consultant Dermatologist at the University of Manchester and Salford Royal Hospital , Manchester. Current appointments include Past President, European Society for Photobiology; Board member, NICE Public Health Advisory Committee: Sunlight exposures: benefits & risks; Board member, Public Health England (Advisory Group on Non-Ionising Radiation); Emeritus Editor Photoderm, Photoimmunol, Photomed; Board of the USA Photomedicine Society. Previously President, European Society for Photobiology; Lead for Epidemiology, Education and Prevention, NCRI Melanoma Clinical Studies Group; Leader, Dermatological Sciences Research Group, University of Manchester; Chair, UK Skin Cancer Working Party; Chair, British Photodermatology Group and Associate Editor, Photochem Photobiol Sci. She obtained her medical degree in London and her clinical and research training in Dermatology at the Royal Liverpool University Hospitals and University of Liverpool, and the Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine, Boston, USA. She runs a supra-regional diagnostic service in photosensitivity disorders and photodynamic therapy for skin cancer treatment. Her research programme focuses on the mechanisms of visible and ultraviolet radiation effects on the skin, including inflammation, vitamin D synthesis, photodynamic therapy, photosensitivity disorders and the development of photoprotection including dietary and hormonal measures. She has >150 publications with 130 original manuscripts and >40 commentaries, reviews and book chapters. Research funding includes Dept. of Health, BBSRC, Cancer Research UK, Association for International Cancer Research, The Wellcome Trust, Department of Health and the European Union.
BSc 1st Class Honours. Basic Medical Sciences/Physical Anthropology, University College, London
AKC Associateship of Kings College, Kings College, London
MB BS Kings College London & Kings College Hospital Medical School
MD "Mechanisms of UVB-induced erythema", University of Liverpool
FRCP (UK )