Summary: My education and research interests focus on tissue viability and wounds and clinical judgement and decision making.
Location: Baines Wing
Teaching Commitments: Within the School of Healthcare, I teach on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules focussing on these topics as well as research methods. Within the school, I am a member of the School Taught Student Education Committee (STSEC) and the Individualised Programmes Panel (IPP). I have supervised MSc students to successful completion and currently supervise MSc students and a PhD student. My research interests are particularly around the management of chronic wounds, especially leg ulceration and fungating malignant wounds. I have worked collaboratively with other organisations to develop and undertake several large HTA funded randomised controlled trials into interventions to promote healing in venous leg ulceration. I am also the lead author of a Cochrane review into interventions for fungating wounds. My doctoral work researched the judgement and decision making of community nurses for managing venous leg ulceration and I am currently seeking to further develop this line of investigation. I peer review for a number of organisations including the Cochrane Wounds Group, the International Journal of Nursing Studies, the Journal of Wound Care and the BMJ and am a member of the advisory panel for Nursing in Practice. I am also a co-opted member of the Tissue Viability Society.