Professor Barbara Conway, Chairperson, Head of Pharmacy, University of Huddersfield

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 Mamoon Al Aldeyab, Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice/Clinical Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy, School of Applied Sciences

Dr Leanne Atkin, Vascular Nurse Consultant, Mid Yorks NHS Trust

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 Sarah Jarvis MBE, Clinical Director

Professor Zena Moore, RCSI, Dublin

Professor Karen Ousey, Director for the Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention, University of Huddersfield

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.

Dr George Smith, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Academic Vascular Surgery Unit, Hull Royal Infirmary

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.

Dr Josh Totty, MBBS, PGCertRes, MRCS, FHEA, Core Surgical Trainee, Yorkshire and Humber Deanery