Dr Abigail Langton PhD

Lecturer in Ethnic Skin

Full contact details
View graph of relations


Dr Abigail Langton is a Lecturer in Ethnic Skin within the Centre for Dermatology Research (CfDR) at The University of Manchester. She received her PhD in cutaneous stem cell biology from The University of Manchester and joined the CfDR as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in 2009. She has an established record of internationally-recognised original research in the field of skin health and ageing. Her current research interest is focussed on understanding skin health across global populations, facilitated by a very successful collaboration with researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, USA. She uses innovative technical and clinical approaches, such as non-invasive cutometry combined with detailed histological analysis, to determine the functional consequences of ageing across groups of individuals of diverse skin ethnicity.

Social responsibility

Abigail is Academic co-lead for Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement for the Biomedical Research Centre - Dermatology Theme


University of Manchester, Faculty of Life Sciences; PhD in Stem Cell Biology.

University of Manchester; Master of Research in Stem Cell Biology.

University of Manchester; BSc. (Hons) Genetics.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Abigail has been an active member of the British Society for Investigative Dermatology (BSID) for 12 years and was delighted to be accepted on to the society's executive committee in 2021.  

Areas of expertise

Related information