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Lead researchers

Professor Judith Tanner, Professor of Adult Nursing

Judith graduated with a nursing degree from the University of Glasgow in 1989 and moved to University College London to specialise in operating room nursing. She continued to work in clinical practice while studying for her MPhil and PhD. 


Judith’s research interest is surgical site infections and her work has influenced national guidelines and policy in the UK, USA, Europe and Australia.

She has also served on several NICE panels, is a former editor of the Journal of Perioperative Practice and former editorial consultant for the American College of Physicians’ Surgical Site Infection Module. In 2006, she was given an award by the Association of Perioperative Practice for her contribution to research in operating room nursing. 


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Professor Christine Moffatt, Professor of Clinical Nursing Research 

Christine has been involved in wound-healing research and practice for 30 years and lymphoedema research for the past 15. She currently heads the International Lymphoedema Framework, a charity whose mission is to develop effective care throughout the world. 


Christine edited the EWMA position document series and the International Lymphoedema Framework Best Practice Document (2006). She is also a member of international editorial boards, NICE boards on leg ulcer management and advisory panels.

Christine holds a number of visiting chairs and was awarded a CBE in the 2006 New Year’s Honours List. She was made a life fellow of the Royal College of Nursing that same year and received six lifetime achievement awards between 2006 and 2015. In 2008 she received a Nursing Times Diamond 20 Award as one of the 20 most influential nurses in the last 60 years. 

She received the The University of Nottingham Vice-Chancellor’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 and the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Knowledge Exchange and Impact in 2016.


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Professor Fiona Bath-Hextall, Professor of Evidence Based Health Care

Fiona has been involved in systematic reviewing since 1995 and has authored more than 25 systematic reviews, many of which are Cochrane reviews. For the last 15 years her main research area has been keratinocyte carcinoma (non-melanoma skin cancer); an area in which her research has had a significant impact on treating the most common cancer in humans.


As well as Professor of Evidence Based Health Care, Fiona is also an Honorary Professor in our Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology, and is the Director of the Centre of Evidence Based Healthcare (CEBHC), which works in partnership with clinical colleagues to support evidence synthesis and transfer. She’s currently a member of the National Cancer Research Institute’s non-melanoma skin cancer subcommittee and a member of the British Association of Dermatologists’ Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer prevention group.


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Professor Isabelle Quere, Visiting Chair 

Isabelle is Professor of Vascular Medicine at the University of Montpellier School of Medicine and head of the Vascular Medicine department at the Saint Eloi University Hospital. There she leads the vascular research team and the national research network F-CRIN InnoVTE. 


Isabelle has been involved in venous thromboembolic research for more than 20 years and more recently in the field of low flow venous and lymphatic pathology. Her approach focuses on the identification of rare vascular and lymphatic disease phenotypes and related treatment issues, which enable new therapies to be tested. 

Isabelle is a director of the International Lymphoedema Framework (ILF), in charge of knowledge transfer and care for children with lymphoedema. She heads the French Lymphoedema Framework, a national partner of the ILF since 2010.



Martina Sykorova, KTP Research Associate

Martina completed her undergraduate and master’s studies at the University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic. As part of her masters course she spent three months at the North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa, where she undertook research into the life of people living with HIV and AIDS.


In 2013 Martina completed an MA in Public Health at Nottingham Trent University. In 2014 she took a research associate position at The University of Nottingham, working on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project under the supervision of Professor Christine Moffatt and Dr Paul Windrum. The KTP project focuses on current issues in wound care.

Martina has presented at a number of national and international conferences. Her research interests are epidemiology, wound care and chronic oedema. She will be starting a PhD programme at The University of Nottingham in October 2016. 



Rebecca Gaskin, KTP Research Associate

Rebecca is an early career researcher and former Knowledge Transfer Partnership associate with a background in project, data and quality system management. 


Rebecca has a first class degree from the Open University and is currently undertaking a Master of Research degree at The University of Nottingham.

Rebecca’s recent project work includes the support of industrial, clinical and academic partners in the field of service evaluation and implementation science. 


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