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Professor Andrea Nelson, BSc(Hons), PhD RGN, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research
Andrea is an Adult Nurse with a PhD in Bioengineering, and a lifelong interest in wounds. She has worked in clinical, research and academic positions in London; Falkirk, Glasgow, Edinburgh (the M8 years), Liverpool, York, and Leeds (the M62 years) before joining the University as Dean of Health and Life Sciences in October 2018. From May 2021 she has been PVC Research.
Andrea has a programme of research in the prevention and management of chronic wounds, especially leg and foot ulcers. In collaboration with colleagues in practice she conducts research in the assessment of risk, prevention, diagnosis, management, and experience of chronic wounds and their complications. Her research has been used to develop National clinical practice guidelines and Clinical Evidence summaries so that care providers and commissioners are able to make clinical and purchasing decisions based on reliable evidence.
Andrea is keen to supervise PhD students with an interest in pressure ulceration, leg ulceration and diabetic foot ulceration, especially in areas where the question extends beyond 'the experience of a chronic wound'. She enjoys teaching all aspects of evidence-based practice and critical appraisal, particularly supporting clinicians to make evaluations of diagnosis, prevention, treatment choices and prognosis.
She has been a member of the NIHR HTA Commissioning Board, a Trustee of the Tissue Viability Society, and is proud to be is a Cochrane Editor and Author. Other notable contributions include a stint as Chair of the RCN Research Society Scientific Committee, Deputy Chair of the HTA External Devices and Physical Therapies Panel, and Associate editor of Evidence Based Nursing.
Andrea gave up running after completing the Loch Ness marathon (only 2 hours slower than the winner), and now sings and sails (not simultaneously) in her spare time.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
BSc(Hons) Nursing , Kings' College London
1 Oct 1987 → 30 Sep 1987
Award Date: 30 Sep 1987
Sub-Bandage Pressure , University of Strathclyde
- Family Practice Nursing
- Evidence-based practice
- Adult Nursing
- Skin and Wounds
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Comparative effectiveness of heel-specific medical devices for the prevention of heel pressure ulcers: a systematic reviewGreenwood, C., Nelson, E. A., Nixon, J., Vargas-Palacios, A. & McGinnis, E., 3 Oct 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Journal of Tissue Viability.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile25 Downloads (Pure)
Identifying outcomes reported in trials of interventions in venous leg ulceration for a core outcome set development: a scoping reviewHallas, S., Nelson, E. A., O'Meara, S. & Gethin, G., 12 Aug 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Journal of Tissue Viability. 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-review
Development of a core outcome set for venous leg ulceration (CoreVen) research evaluations (protocol)Hallas, S., Nelson, A., O'Meara, S., Adderley, U., Meskell, P., Nixon, J., O'Loughlin, A., Probst, S., Tawfick, W., Wild, T. & Gethin, G., Aug 2021, In: Journal of Tissue Viability. 30, 3, p. 317-323 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review1 Citation (Scopus)
Pressure relieving support surfaces: a randomised evaluation 2 (PRESSURE 2): using photography for blinded central endpoint reviewMcGinnis, E., Smith, I. L., Collier, H., Wilson, L., Coleman, S., Stubbs, N., Brown, S., Gilberts, R., Henderson, V., Walker, K., Nelson, E. A., Nixon, J. & PRESSURE 2 Trial Group, 28 Apr 2021, In: Trials. 22, 10 p., 308.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)48 Downloads (Pure)
An evidence-based self-management package for urinary incontinence in older women: a mixed methods feasibility studyFu, Y., Nelson, E. A. & McGowan, L., 20 Apr 2020, In: BMC Urology. 20, 16 p., 43.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Citations (Scopus)71 Downloads (Pure)