Guru Naik: MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MRCSed, MRCGP, MPH

Clinical Research Fellow

Guru is a practicing GP with a keen involvement in research & academics. He has a surgical background & his main interests are set in population medicine, wound healing and common infections in primary care. Guru conducted a systematic review of literature for the effects of personalised risk communication in promotion of screening. He is also the current research lead for primary care within Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and an Honorary Lecturer/ Research Fellow at Cardiff University.
Guru’s current work and research is mainly focused on common infections & wound healing in primary care. He is pursuing a PhD programme in this field.
Sophie Tate: MB ChB, BSc, MRCS

Clinical Research Fellow

Sophie is currently taking time out of surgical training to undertake research and has been working for the Wound Healing team in the Cardiff and Newport clinics since August 2016. Sophie qualified from Bristol University in 2010, and has undertaken surgical training in Southampton, Portsmouth, UHW, University Hospital Llandough and Royal Glamorgan Hospital.
Wendy Davies: LPE, PGCE (FE), NP, BSc (Hons), DN Dip, RGN

Senior Nurse

Mrs Wendy Davies has been a member of the Wound Healing team since May 2005. Her current post as Lecturer / Nurse Practitioner combines teaching within the department alongside her clinical practice. She is the Senior Clinical Nurse Lead and coordinator for the Departments’ Out- Patient Wound Healing Clinics in both Cardiff and Gwent. Previous to that Mrs Davies worked within the unit as a Research Liaison Nurse.
Mrs Davies’s background is within District Nursing, having worked for Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust since 1985.  Her interest in nurse education has spanned many years culminating in a Community Practice Educator Post in 2000.  Mrs Davies undertakes lecturing on other courses throughout the University and is the coordinator and tutor for the Departments’ medical student’s student selected component (SSC) in years 2 and 3 of their training programme.

She has given oral presentations and presented posters at a large number of wound care conferences, both nationally and internationally, and to date has six publications.
Susan Hagelstein: Dip in Nursing, NDN, RGN

Senior Research Nurse

Mrs Sue Hagelstein has been a member of the Wound Healing Research Unit since 1994. She trained at the University Hospital of Wales Cardiff and qualified in 1976. During her career as a nurse she has worked in various departments including paediatrics, care of the elderly and community nursing.

Her interest in wound care commenced while working as a community nurse undertaking home visits and running GP clinics for patients with wounds.

Her current role is that of a research nurse supporting her nurse manager in the smooth running of clinical trials. She acts as lead nurse in research studies and works closely with monitors for these studies. She identifies, informs and consents patients for research. She also has a clinical role as part of the out-patient NHS service. Recently, Sue led a pilot project in providing education and resources into care homes to reduce incidences of pressure ulcers.

 She has published and presented research at national and international conferences and has played an active role in MHRA and FDA audits of clinical trials being undertaken in the Department.

Nia Jones: RGN, BN (Hons)

Senior Research Nurse

Mrs Nia Jones has been a Research Nurse in the Wound Healing Research Unit since 2009 becoming a permanent team member after an initial six month secondment. She qualified from the University of Glamorgan in 2006 and prior to her appointment worked in general surgery where she developed her interest in wound care.

During her current role Nia has been involved in multiple commercial and academic research trials and has had experience of managing allocated clinical trials. These include patient recruitment, obtaining informed consent, data management and also co-ordinating with study sponsors and monitors. She has published work based on studies undertaken within the department and also has a clinical role as part of the NHS Outpatient's Service.

Nia J. Jones: BSc (Hons) Podiatry, PGCtHE, PhD. HCPC registered

Research Podiatrist

Nia.J.Jones is a Research Podiatrist and has been a member of the Wound Healing Team since March 2015. Her role has focused on combining academic activities such as post graduate teaching, translational research and audit alongside her advanced clinical practice role in wound healing.

Her background as an Advanced Clinical Podiatrist with Cardiff and Vale University Health Board specialised in the management of lower limb threatening complications associated with Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease. This multi-disciplinary role provided opportunities for her to undertake a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCtHE) and successfully complete an RCBC funded PhD Fellowship at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

She is a HEA Fellow and an Honorary Tutor for the MSc in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair at Cardiff University. In addition, she is an expert reviewer for the International Wound Journal and has published her research findings in a number of academic journals and presented her work at a host of International Conferences.

Vicky Ebdon: RGN, Dip HE Adult Nursing

Research Nurse

Vicky graduated from the University of the West of England 2007, and since qualifying as a registered Nurse she has worked at the Medical Assessment Unit at the Royal Gwent Hospital as an acute medical admissions Nurse.

She has played active roles in data collection for the purpose of clinical audit, as well as being actively involved in Research Studies and Clinical Trails carried out across Cwm Taf, Cardiff and Vale and Aneurin Bevan Health Boards.

Vicky also has a clinical role within the NHS Outpatient's Service.

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