Speaker Group: Speaker 2024.

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 »

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 »

Dr Andreia Fonseca Da Silva

Andreia is a bioengineer with a PhD in complex fluids. Her research focuses on using physical, chemical and mechanical techniques to understand both the macroscopic and microscopic behaviour of complex fluids, and the contribution of isolated components with the aim of developing new formulations. She currently works at the Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership (ECFP), a… Read more »

Chris Smith

Chris is a well-known Cosmetic Chemist with over 25 years’ experience in the industry. Having started out working on the bench at Boots the Chemist, Chris worked across the many different formulation areas within Health & Beauty before moving into raw material sales and marketing, working with producers of innovative ingredients from all over the… Read more »

Dr Neil Shaw

Dr Neil Shaw studied Physics & Chemistry at the University of Leeds before obtaining his PhD in Ultra-Low Temperature Physics from Lancaster University. Neil then spent 20 years working for Unilever R&D, based at the Port Sunlight laboratory, focused principally on developing new hair measurements, technologies and products. After Unilever, Neil worked first at Lonza… Read more »

Dr Gill Westgate

Gill owns a successful consultancy business supporting companies with skin and hair technology development and credentialing. Her cosmetics and personal care industry experience has been gained in both industry and academic sectors. She worked for many years at Unilever Research in the UK, where she led their scalp and hair biology research programme, working in product development and… Read more »

Dr Oliver Worsley

Prior to co-founding Sequential, Oliver completed his PhD in molecular genetics as an A*STAR scholar at the Genome Institute of Singapore, and has won multiple awards including the P&G Young Entrepreneurship Scheme; the top prize at the L’Oréal Innovation Runway, and is a scholar at the Royal Academy of Engineering. Oliver has published >150 articles… Read more »