I am interested in the experiences of patients with pressure injuries (pressure ulcers) in community dwelling adults, especially those living in their own homes without continuous nursing care. Pressure ulcers or bedsores are a major cause of preventable harm to patients, ranked as the highest burden with the NHS Safety Thermometer. Physically pressure injuries can cause pain, blood stream and bone infections and the need for long-term wound care or surgery. Socially and emotionally patients report a diminished quality of life and financial concerns due to long-term dependence and treatment.
Research group membership
Oxford Pressure Injury Project
Society of Radiographers
UK Trial Managers Network
Pressure ulcer prevention and treatment: strategies to reduce patient suffering