Editorial Board

Georgina Gethin (Editor)

Senior Lecturer, PhD, MSc Clinical Research, RGN, H Dip Wound Healing. School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. 

Area of expertise: Wound bed assessment incorporating wound pH,temperature and smart wound care technology; Palliative wound care and symptom management focusing on pain and odour;  wound infection with particular interest in assessment and clinical characteristic of biofilm and its management; guideline development and implementation

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Sebastian Probst (Editor in Chief)

EWMA President, DClinPrac, MNS, BNS, RN, Professor of Tissue Viability and Wound Care; HES-SO University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, Geneva, Switzerland and Care Directorate University Hospital Geneva, Switzerland.

Sebastian is specialized in the care of patients with venous leg ulcers as well as palliative wounds. During his clinical work he saw that patients with chronic and palliative wounds needed support and guidance to alleviate their wound related symptoms, to prevent recurrences and ultimately to enhance their quality of life. His research contributes to a person-centered care approach to develop best practice wound care, patient education, social support and self-efficacy in wound patients and their families.

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Dimitri Beeckman

EWMA Council Member & Member of the EWMA Scientific Committee.

Professor in Nursing Science, Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium) & Professor in Nursing Science and Vice Head of School for Research and Internationalization, School of Health Sciences, Örebro University (Örebro, Sweden).

Dimitri Beeckman is a professor of nursing science at Örebro University (Sweden) and at  Ghent University (Belgium). He is the Vice- Head of the School of Health Sciences for research and internationalisation at Örebro University. He is a visiting professor at universities in Europe (Denmark, UK) and Australia. He coordinates research of the Skin Integrity Research Group in Ghent and the Swedish Centre for Skin and Wound Research in Örebro.

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Fiona Coyer 

Professor Fiona Coyer, RN, Cert Intensive Care Nursing, Dip Nursing, MSC Nursing, PGCEA, PhD. 
Joint appointment School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane Queensland Australia. Visiting Professor, Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention, University of Huddersfield, UK.

Prof Coyer is based at the Intensive Care Services department, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH), Brisbane, Australia. She has extensive experience as a leader in academic and research programs. In 2012, she established the Intensive Care Nursing Professorial Unit at the RBWH where she has developed a research program focused on evidence-based approaches to nursing care and management of skin integrity in critically ill patients in intensive care.

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Valentina Dini

Valentina has an extensive clinical experience of managing patients with venous leg ulcers and atypical wounds. Her activities was focused on setting up her laboratory of non-invasive diagnostic techniques for wound and skin assessment including high-frequency ultrasound.

Efforts of her laboratory continue to be focused on all aspects of translational research in wound healing and chronic inflammatory skin diseases such as Pyoderma Gangrenosum, hidradenitis suppurativa, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.

Nicoletta Frescos

La Trobe University, Melbourne Victoria, Australia. Currently on the working group for Wound Pain document.

I am a practising podiatrist I am a credentialled Advanced Wound Professional through Wounds Australia. My involvement with diabetes foot care and wound management spans over 17 years ranging from clinical practice, research and clinical teaching. My research interests are assessment and management of wound-related pain in lower limb wounds, diabetes foot disease management and prevention, the financial costs of treatment and the psychosocial impact of lower limb wounds and diabetes foot related ulcers.

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Amit Gefen

Professor of Biomedical Engineering. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Professor Amit Gefen is a Full Professor with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University and the Berman Chair in Vascular Bioengineering. His research interests are in studying effects of biomechanical factors on structure and function of cells, tissues and organs, with emphasis on applications in wound research. He published more than 300 journal articles and multiple books on cell and tissue mechanobiology with applications in wound care.

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Kirsi Isoherranen

Dr. Kirsi Isoherranen, MD, PhD, Specialist in Dermatology and Allergology, is an expert in wound care and skin cancers, currently working in the HUS Inflammation Center/Dermatology Clinic.

Dr. Isoherranen is EWMA Council Member since 2016 and currently EWMA President Elect and Executive Committee Member. She is also the Secretary General of the UEMS Multidisciplinary Joint Committee Wound Healing and the Honorary Treasurer of EAFWH (European Association of Fellowship in Wound Healing). Dr. Isoherranen has research expertise in conducted clinical trials  with numerous publications. Currently, she has four PhD students and ongoing trials in the area of wound diagnostics, atypical wounds and dermatosurgery.

John Ivory

BSc (Biochemistry), MSc (Neuropharmacology), PhD candidate. National Universtiy of Ireland, Galway. 

John has over two years’ experience coordinating wound care clinical trials and has worked as a systematic review team member for seven years.  He is currently in year two of the DFD PRIMO (Diabetic Foot Disease – from prevention to improved patient outcomes) program at the National University of Ireland, Galway where he is attempting to develop a clinical prediction rule for detecting biofilm in chronic wounds at the bedside. 

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Michelle Kaminski

BPod (Hons), PhD, Discipline of Podiatry, School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

Dr Michelle Kaminski is a Lecturer in Podiatry at La Trobe University and Senior Podiatrist at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Michelle has a particular interest in the prevention and management of foot ulceration in high-risk populations and is first author of the ‘Prevention Chapter’ for the 2021 Australian diabetes-related foot disease guidelines. Michelle is also a member of the Asia Pacific Diabetic Foot Ulcer Academics Club, where she collaborates on international research studies with leading experts in the field.

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Jan Kottner

Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Institute for Clinical Nursing Science, Germany.

Key research interests are skin and tissue integrity and preventive skin care with a special focus on skin barrier restoration and maintenance. He has expertise in evidence-based practice including systematic reviews, guidelines, clinical trial design and conduct, and outcome development and validation.

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José Luis Lázaro Martínez

DPM, MSc, PhD. Head of Diabetic Foot Unit. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.

Area of expertise: During the last 25 years I was working on diabetic foot field from an academic, scientific and clinical perspective in a multidisciplinary team. I am expert in diabetic foot infections and especially bone infections: osteomyelitis. Other areas of research are diabetic foot ulcers, Charcot foot and Foot surgery. 

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Alberto Piaggesi

MD, Director, Diabetic Foot Section, Department of Medicine, University Hospital of Pisa.

Diabetic Foot Syndrome, Diabetic Foot Surgery, Management of Chronic Wounds, Organization of Care for Chronic Patients, Technologies for the Management of Chronic Wounds.

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Andrea Pokorná

EWMA Council Member & Member of Education Committee.

Professor in Nursing (full professorship), Masaryk University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Health Sciences (Head of the Department) and vice dean for non-medical study programmes and information technologies. 

Prof. Andrea Pokorná works as a Head of the Department of Health Sciences  (Masaryk University, Faculty of Medicine, Brno, the Czech Republic) and a vice-director of The Czech National Centre for Evidence-Based Healthcare and Knowledge Translation. She also works at the Institute of Health Information and statistics. Her professional background is in Nursing, and her research area includes epidemiology, pressure ulcer management, quality of care and healthcare professional education.

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Duygu Sezgin

PhD, MSc (Public Health Nursing), BSc (Hons), RN. School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Dr. Duygu Sezgin is a lecturer/assistant professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery in National University of Ireland Galway. She is the Programme Director for the Wound Healing and Tissue Repair MSc/PGDip. Dr.Sezgin’s research background includes frailty, chronic wounds, ageing and chronic illness, transitional and intermediate care, and quality care metrics. She has publications and research interest in Delphi methodology, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, model-based interventions, and qualitative designs.

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Terry Swanson

Nurse Practitioner Wound Management. RN, NPWM, MHSc FAWMA, FMACNP.

Terry was admitted as a Fellow of the Australian Wound Management Association in 2010 for her significant contribution to wound management at a state, national and international level. She is the current Vice Chair of the International Wound Infection Institute (IWII) and chaired the development of the 2016 and the 2022 IWII Consensus Document Wound Infection in Clinical Practice. Terry has published and presented on chronic wounds and wound infection.

Carolina Weller

PhD, M Ed, BN.

Professor Carolina Weller is research director of the Wound Research Program at Monash University and a Wounds Australia Fellow. Carolina investigates novel and innovative healing outcomes in people with chronic wounds and works with patients and clinicians to improve chronic wound prevention. In addition to her clinical qualifications in nursing and extensive contributions to epidemiology, health policy and research, she is one of Australia’s leading clinical researchers with a focus on cardiovascular wound management clinical trials and uses implementation science techniques to optimize translation of research into clinical practice. She is recognised internationally for her epidemiological and health service multidisciplinary research approaches.

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