Welsh wound Innovation Centre

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.

Amy Ferris: MBBCh, MRCP (Geriatrics)


Consultant Physican


Dr Ferris is a consultant in geriatric and general medicine with Cardiff and Vale Health Board.  She has a special interest in wound healing and tissue viability and during her training she spent 2 years developing her skills with the department of wound healing.  She has a particular interest in venous leg ulcers and pressure injuries, and the relationship between chronic wounds and frailty.
Dr Ferris has completed a research project analysing the relationship between venous leg ulcers and plasma iron levels and has also published several articles in a range of peer reviewed journals.
Dr Ferris is also very interested in teaching, contributing to the Wound Healing Masters Course and medical undergraduate course with Cardiff University as well as teaching on courses through the Welsh Wound Innovation Centre.

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 was subsequently promoted to Senior Research Nurse. 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 Outpatients Service.

Kirsty Kettley: RGN, BN (Hons)

Senior Research Nurse

Hello, my name is Kirsty Kettley. 
I am a senior research nurse at WWIC and joined the team in Oct 2018.
Prior to this I worked in the wound care cluster clinics that were set up within CTUHB.  This is where I realised my passion for wounds.
I have also worked in ITU and on a vascular surgical ward.
My Current role involves carrying out Clinical trials and evaluations.
Including recruiting patients, obtaining informed consent, data management and co-ordinating with study sponsors and monitors.  I also have a clinical role as part of the NHS outpatient wound healing service. I presented at Wound Care Today in 2019 as a first-time presenter which resulted in a published paper.
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