Professor Paul Matts

Research Fellow, Procter & Gamble


Paul joined Procter & Gamble 1988 and has spent the majority of his career in R&D conducting research and developing methods to feed the technology pipelines of brands such as Olay, Max Factor, Dolce & Gabbana, SKII, and others.
He has specific expertise in measurement and modelling of all aspects of skin structure, function and appearance, sun protection and the psychology of perception of skin, among other areas. Paul is a regular Keynote speaker and contributor to a wide variety of external academic and industry conferences and meetings, both within the UK and internationally. He is Visiting Professor to the University College of London School of Pharmacy and to the London College of Fashion, the Chair of the Cosmetics Europe (European Trade Association) Sun Protection Measurement Task Force (developing the methods behind the SPF and UVA symbols on sunscreens) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and Royal Society of Chemistry. He is involved in and highly passionate about several projects in Africa related to skin disease and its prevention and treatment using low-cost, sustainable materials. Paul is married with three children and, when he has time, a fanatic UK SCUBA diver and BSAC instructor. - link to P&G website - link to a schools speaking program I already take part in (see page 13) - link to an NGO I co-founded in Ethiopia in 2012

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