Barbara is Head of Pharmacy at the University of Huddersfield. She was appointed as Professor of Pharmaceutics at the University of Huddersfield in 2010. Following her first degree in Pharmacy at Queen’s University, Belfast, she registered as a pharmacist in 1990 and practised full-time in community pharmacy until joining Aston University in Birmingham in 1992 to undertake a Ph.D. Her PhD research project at Aston was in the pharmaceutics and drug delivery field, focusing on microencapsulation for delivery of biopharmaceuticals.
Dr Leanne Atkin PhD MHSc RGN is a Lecturer Practitioner at University of Huddersfield and Vascular Nurse Consultant at Mid Yorks NHS Trust. She completed her Master’s degree in Advanced Nursing Practice 2010 and her PhD in 2017, where 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 50 articles related to lower limb ulceration pathways, vascular diseases, wound assessment and quality of life. She is currently leading the ‘Legs Matter’ campaign aiming to raise patient and public awareness of lower limb conditions and working with the National Wound Care Strategy chairing the lower limb stream of work.
Dr Aldeyab is a lecturer in Pharmacy Practice/ clinical pharmacy in the Department of Pharmacy at University of Huddersfield. He graduated from Damascus University in Syria with a BSc degree in pharmacy. He earned his MSc in clinical pharmacy from Strathclyde University, MSc in epidemiology and PG certificate in pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine at the University of London, and PhD in clinical pharmacy from Queen’s University Belfast. His research interest include clinical pharmacy and medicine optimisation with particular interest in pharmacoepidemiology of antibiotic use and resistance, improving antibiotic stewardship, using time-series analysis for the identification of critical factors in the development of HCAIs, surveillance systems for HCAI, and antibiotic benchmarking. The ultimate objective is to inform health policies, modify them according to results of the undertaken research, and ultimately improve public health outcomes. Methodological knowledge include pharmacoepidemiology, audit and service evaluation, and time-series analysis. Dr Aldeyab has led a programme of research in the area of antibiotic stewardship and healthcare-acquired infections in Northern Ireland, and has published several research papers that informed hospital antibiotic guidelines. He has participated in international collaborations and acted as project co-ordinator for the Global Point Prevalence Survey on Antimicrobial Consumption and Resistance in Northern Ireland area. He has also coordinated another major European project http://thresholdsnetwork.org/ for Northern Ireland. Dr Aldeyab was awarded the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association Antimicrobial Management Award in recognition for his work helping hospitals to establish priorities for controlling the use of specific antibiotics and minimising the spread of healthcare-acquired infections.
After training in medicine at Cambridge and Oxford, Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE became a GP. She entered partnership in a busy inner city London practice in 1990. She became a GP trainer in 1994, and has trained no fewer than 27 aspiring GPs. Sarah has been the resident doctor for the Jeremy Vine show on BBC Radio 2 for the last 16 years. She has been doctor to the One Show on BBC One for the last 10 years, and also appears on Good Morning Britain on ITV, BBC World News, BBC Radio 4, Radio 5 live, Channel 5 news and LBC. In addition, she writes regular columns in Good Housekeeping and My Weekly magazines. She is the author of six books, including The Welcome Visitor, a book on the ethics of dying co-authored with John Humphrys; Women's Health for Life, winner of the BMA Book Award for best lay publication in 2009; and three books in the popular 'For Dummies' series. Her latest book is the third edition of Diabetes for Dummies. In the 2018 New Year's Honours list, Sarah was awarded an MBE for services to general practice and the public understanding of health.
Zena is a registered nurse, who holds a PhD, a FFNMRCSI, an MSc in Wound Healing & Tissue Repair, an MSc in Leadership in Education, a PGDip in Wound Healing & Tissue Repair and a Diploma in Management. Zena is the Chair in Nursing at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), is Head of the School of Nursing & Midwifery at RCSI and is Director of the Skin Wounds, and Trauma (SWaT) Research Centre at RCSI. Zena’s area of research interest is Wound Healing & Tissue Repair and she has published over 190 articles, guidelines, consensus documents and book chapters in this field. Zena is a trustee of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, where she is a member of the executive Board, Chair of the Scientific Committee, a member of the International Guideline Governance Group and the Advocacy group. Zena is also a Past President of the European Wound Management Association, is an Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, a Professor at the Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, an Honorary Professor, Lida Institute, Shanghai, China, a Senior Tutor at the University of Wales and a visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Hogskolen i Buskerud, Drammen, Norway.
Karen is Professor and Director for the Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention, University of Huddersfield, Visiting Professor, Queensland University of Technology and the Royal college of Surgeons, Dublin; academic editor for Wounds UK and elected chair of the International Wound Infection Institute. Currently she is working with NHS England on the National Wound Care Strategy. Karen completed her BA (Economics and Social Studies) and MA in Health Service Management at the University of Manchester before completing her PhD at the University of Salford. Her clinical background is in orthopaedics and tissue viability. She has over 30 years’ experience in both clinical practice and in academia. Her research interests focus on skin integrity, infection prevention and improving access to education for all health care professionals and service users. She is widely published (in excess of 120 papers) and has edited 2 text books. Karen is Professor and Director for the Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention, University of Huddersfield, Visiting Professor, Queensland University of Technology and the Royal college of Surgeons, Dublin; academic editor for Wounds UK and elected chair of the International Wound Infection Institute. Currently she is working with NHS England on the National Wound Care Strategy. Karen completed her BA (Economics and Social Studies) and MA in Health Service Management at the University of Manchester before completing her PhD at the University of Salford. Her clinical background is in orthopaedics and tissue viability. She has over 30 years’ experience in both clinical practice and in academia. Her research interests focus on skin integrity, infection prevention and improving access to education for all health care professionals and service users. She is widely published (in excess of 120 papers) and has edited 2 text books.
George completed his BSc and medical degree at St George's Hospital in London before beginning his clinical career in posts on the south coast. He undertook his doctorate at the University of Hull where he was first exposed to clinical research and began his academic career. He was then successful in gaining a Yorkshire and Humber higher surgical rotation position and subsequent clinical lecturer post in general surgery with an interest in vascular. George completed this training and gained fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2016. He has since then undertaken clinical duties as a consultant at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and research as a Senior Lecturer at the Hull York Medical School.
Josh is currently a surgical trainee in the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery. He completed his doctorate examining the use of antimicrobial dressings to reduce the risk of surgical site infection in 2019. He has presented work both nationally and internationally and works in both plastic surgery and vascular surgery. He is currently working with an international group examining the prevention of surgical wound complications, and is a committee member of the reconstructive surgery trials network.