Consultant Profile

Professor Lesley Rhodes

Professor Lesley Rhodes BSc AKC MBBS MD FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Manchester Hospital
  • Dermatology
    • Photodermatology
Special clinical interests:

Photosensitivity – photodermatoses/sun allergies, prickly heat;
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) – used to treat actinic keratosis, Bowen’s disease and superficial basal cell cancer (BCC) lesions

Research interests:

Nutrition/vitamin D and the skin

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Honorary Consultant Dermatologist, Salford Royal Hospital
Professor in Dermatology, University of Manchester

Year of first medical qualification:
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0161 232 2261
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Prof Lesley Rhodes obtained her medical degree in London and her clinical training in dermatology in Liverpool. Lesley practises general dermatology and set up specialist photodermatology services in 1995 for (i) the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with a wide range of photosensitivity disorders, i.e. skin reactions to sunlight, and (ii) treatment of superficial skin cancers with photodynamic therapy (PDT, an effective, non-surgical, light therapy). Her research programme has trialled and developed new treatments for photosensitivity and best protocols for the practice of PDT. Lesley is frequently invited to speak nationally and internationally on her specialist clinical practice, including new approaches to improve patients’ symptoms. 

Personal profile:

Prof Lesley Rhodes has key international, national and local roles within the fields of photobiology and photodermatology including President, European Society for Photobiology and Board Member, Public Health England - Advisory Group on Non-Ionising Radiation, with previous roles including Chair of the British Photodermatology Group, and Chair of the UK Skin Cancer Working Group (focusing on prevention). She has many original and review publications, and has co-authored 9 national guideline reports on best clinical practice in photodermatology, with 2 ongoing guideline updates including PDT. 

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