Speaker Group: Speaker 2024.

Bernice Ridley

Bernice Ridley is a Chemistry graduate with many years of experience within Research and Development.  Starting out with orthopaedic splinting bandages, she went on to develop own label household products before specialising in the application of acrylic polymers primarily for personal care applications.  Bernice now works on the review of existing, and development of new, courses… Read more »

Ana Filipa Calado

Ana Filipa Calado brings a unique blend of scientific expertise and industry insight to her job as Recruitment Director at Arthur Edward Associates. With an MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Ana Filipa gained hands-on experience as Pharmacist at a luxury Lisbon pharmacy. In this role she developed a keen interest in… Read more »

Prof. Julie Thornton

Julie Thornton is Professor of Cutaneous Biology and the Director of the Centre for Skin Sciences (https://www.bradford.ac.uk/css/), at the University of Bradford, one of the most well-known UK academic centres for research and teaching in skin science. She also leads the recently established Skin Microbiome in Healthy Ageing (SMiHA), a multi-disciplinary network which is a… Read more »

Dr Victoria Newton

After completing her PhD at the University of Manchester Victoria went on to become a postdoc focused on investigating skin ageing within the labs of Professor Rachel Watson and Professor Mike Sherratt.  After four years she then moved into the Skin Science Research Team at Boots/No7 Beauty Company, where she has been working for over… Read more »

Dr Katerina Steventon

Dr Katerina Steventon is a skincare specialist with substantial experience of working at the clinical, commercial and research interface. She holds a MSc in Clinical Biochemistry, a PhD in Transdermal Absorptions and over 25 years of global work experience in the personal care and wound care industry. Katerina has an in-depth knowledge of skin biology… Read more »

Prof. Catherine O’Neill

Cath is Professor of Translational Dermatology and Associate Dean for Business Engagement in the, Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health at the University of Manchester. She received both her B.Sc (Hons) and PhD from the University of Wales (Bangor) where she studied Biochemistry. Caths’ research work focusses on the human microbiome and whether it can… Read more »

Majella Lane PhD

Majella holds a degree in pharmaceutical science and a PhD in membrane transport. Her major areas of expertise include delivery of actives to and through the skin, biophysical approaches towards the elucidation of active-skin and formulation-skin interactions, mechanisms of active absorption in skin and topical formulation design and evaluation. To date she has published more… Read more »

Dr Ranjit Bhogal

Dr Ranjit Bhogal obtained her PhD in Neuroscience at Kings College London. She joined Unilever’s Safety and Environmental Assurance Centre (SEAC) as a toxicological research scientist, before moving to Unilever’s exploratory research group. With over 20 years’ experience exploring the biological pathways underlying scalp conditions and hair follicle ageing, she is passionate about developing innovative… Read more »

Karen Wilkinson

Karen is a Knowledge Transfer Manager for Health at Innovate UK Business Connect, who works across the whole of the health sector to support businesses and the wider sector to growth through innovation and collaboration. Karen’s particular focus in the team is supporting innovators in the ‘Healthy Ageing and Healthy Living’ arena, and she currently… Read more »