Tracy Cowan, Chairperson, Consultant Editor, Journal of Wound Care

Selma Maloumi, Chairperson, Editor, Journal of Wound Care

Jacqui Fletcher, Clinical Lead Pressure Ulcers NHS England and National Wound Care Strategy Programme, NHS England / National Wound Care Strategy Programme

Jacqui Fletcher OBE is currently Senior Nurse Advisor – Stop the Pressure Programme NHS England / Clinical Lead Pressure Ulcers National Wound Care Strategy, an Independent Wound Care Consultant,  and  Editor of Wounds UK journal.
She has published widely and speaks at both national and international conferences

Dr Caroline Dowsett, Clinical Nurse Specialist Tissue Viability East London NHS Foundation Trust and Independent Nurse Consultant Tissue Viability, East London NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Caroline Dowsett, PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), Dip N, D.N, RGN, works as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Tissue Viability and Clinical Lead for the lower limb service for East London Foundation Trust. Caroline also works globally as an Independent Nurse Consultant in Wound Care. She is a registered general nurse, with a BSc (Hons) in nursing and an MSc in Advanced nursing practice and has a PhD Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from City University London.  Caroline has worked in the field of wound care for over 30yrs. Caroline is an accredited Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) coach.

Sarah Bradbury, Clinical Research Director, Welsh Wound Innovation Centre

Sarah has specialised in the field of wound healing and research for 20 years within the NHS, academic and industry sectors. Currently, she is responsible for managing the Welsh Wound Innovation Centre’s clinical research portfolio and maintains a specialist clinical role within the NHS Complex Wound Service within Cardiff & Vale University Health Board. Sarah also supports the MSc in Wound Healing & Tissue Repair at Cardiff University as an honorary lecturer.

Sarah is very passionate and highly motivated to utilise her varied knowledge and experience to demonstrate the value of wound-related research as a means of improving patient outcomes.

Naseer Ahmad BSc MBChB FRCS MD PgD, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Manchester University Foundation Trust , Clinical Director Manchester Amputation Reduction Strategy (MARS) and Greater Manchester Aneurysm Screening Programme

Naseer is a vascular surgeon based at Manchester, UK and performs the full range of vascular procedures including carotid, aneurysm and venous surgery but specialises in complex lower limb surgery that prevents an amputation.  He is the Clinical Director of both the Manchester Amputation Reduction Strategy (MARS) and the Greater Manchester & East Cheshire Aneurysm Screening Programme and a former Deputy Chief Clinical Information Officer of his hospital.  MARS has reduced amputations by 42% in 6 years in its pilot area and is now part of the Greater Manchester ICB 5 year plan.  He champions a ‘whole systems’ approach and is bringing together siloed NHS services by working with leaders across Manchester’s academic, clinical, strategic, financial and digital areas.

Jacky Edwards, Clinical Lead for Surgical Wound Complications, Lead for Education and Workforce, National Wound Care Strategy

Jacky is currently the clinical lead for surgical wound complications at the National Wound Care Strategy. Prior to taking up this role, she was a Consultant Nurse in Burns in Manchester, where she worked for 33 years, as well as being a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Manchester. Jacky was also Nursing Times Nurse of the Year for her development of the Burns Outreach Service. She was previously involved in publishing the Surgical Wound Recommendations and looks forward to developing and publishing the Surgical Wound Complications Recommendations.

Ayesha Marshall, Nurse Consultant Patient Safety & Tissue Viability, South Tyneside and Sunderland

Ayesha has been a qualified registered nurse since 1995 and has worked in specialties including surgical nursing, clinical trials and safeguarding. For the past 20 years, she has specialised in tissue viability, which included caring for patients with complex wounds, education programmes, leading and transforming services. She has worked extensively in primary and secondary care.
Ayesha's main clinical focus is the care of people with wounds, and preventing pressure ulcers. She is also a freelance author and has written for nursing journals. She is an honorary lecturer on the Tissue viability course for post graduates.
Ayesha's interests lie with supporting people with wounds and also supporting carers and family of people with these conditions. She has a specialist interest in training and education for staff in relation to caring for patients with complex wounds

Dr Leanne Atkin, Vascular Nurse Consultant, Mid Yorks NHS Teaching Trust/University of Huddersfield

Dr Leanne Atkin PhD MHSc RGN is a Lecturer Practitioner at University of Huddersfield additionally being Vascular Nurse Consultant at Mid Yorks NHS Trust. She completed her Masters degree in Advanced Nursing Practice 2010 and her PhD in 2017, her research focus was the treatment and management of peripheral arterial disease. Her passions include leg ulcer management, quality agenda, peripheral arterial disease and advanced wound management. She has published over 80 articles related to lower limb ulceration, vascular diseases, wound assessment, and quality of life. Additionally, she is an active researcher running several studies as Chief and Principal investigator and is actively involved in the ‘Legs Matter’ campaign aiming to raise patient and public awareness of lower limb conditions.

Ann Jacklin, Associate Director , National Wound Care Strategy Programme (NWCSP)

Ann is a leading UK pharmacist with national and executive level NHS experience in leadership and management across pharmacy and other professional groups including nurses, medical staff and allied health professionals. 

Ann worked with Lord Carter at the Department of Health and subsequently NHS Improvement where she was the professional lead for pharmacy & medicines.  She  contributed to Lord Carter’s review of Acute Trust Operational Productivity in 2016 and the Mental Health and Community Services Review in 2018.

Ann is a founder member of the, NHS England funded, National Wound Care Strategy Programme and has been the Digital Data and Information lead since 2018.

Kerry Carmichael, Professional Lead for Tissue Viability, CHCP CIC

Kerry works within CHCP and has done since 2008. Her passion for wound care began in district nursing, this led to her becoming a complex wound care nurse, TVN Lead and most recently the Professional Lead for Tissue Viability.

Kerry works clinically within the organisations Tissue Viability, Lower Limb and Lymphoedema service (TVaLL), and supports the organisation leading on innovations, risk assessment strategies, and interventions to enhance patients wound care experiences.

Kerry strives to inspire, inform, and increase the knowledge and skills of clinicians to understand tissue viability, to improve clinical outcomes and future development of the TVaLL service.

Andrea McDonald, Divisional Operational Lead Tissue Viability, Lymphoedema and Dermatology, Provide CIC

Andrea McDonald recently celebrated 40 years of nursing.  First becoming a district nurse and then moving into tissue viability where she has worked for the last 17 years, following her passion in making a difference for patients with wounds, the last 6 years she had been managing the tissue viability, lymphoedema and dermatology service in Provide CIC. In 2023 Andrea was nominated for a Cavell Star award in recognition for improving wound care and wound care education in Provide and the local ICB she also became a Queens Nurse.

Rachel Allaway, Tissue Viability Clinical Nurse Specialist, Great Ormond St Hospital for Children

Rachel is an experienced Paediatric nurse with over 9 years specialist working in Paediatric Tissue Viability at Great Ormond St Hospital for Children in London.  She is passionate about providing expert woundcare for this patient population.
She is Co-chair of the Paediatric Tissue Viability Network UK and Tissue Viability Forum South.

Mike Oliver, Programme Manager, Livewell Southwest

Mike is a Programme manager within Livewell Southwest and has been influential in the adoption of digital wound imaging across all wound care services. As a Podiatrist by background, Mike has led the First Tranche Implementation site activities within Livewell Southwest as Programme manager, with a particular focus on how data can drive both clinical and organisational decision making.

Hannah Blake, Tissue Viability Clinical Nurse Specialist , Livewell Southwest

Hannah is the clinical lead for Tissue Viability in Livewell Southwest and has recently worked alongside the NWCSP as the clinical lead for Livewell’s First Tranche Implementation site activities. Hannah has recently completed her MSc in Tissue Viability and has a particular interest in digital health care and Lower Limb management.

Heather Joslin, Provide