Welsh wound Innovation Centre

Management Team

David Bosanquet

Director of Research and Innovation

David joined WWIC in spring 2022 as the Medical Director. His role consists of leading on several wound research studies, as both Chief and Principal Investigator, supporting the wider team with patient recruitment, and providing clinical and scientific expertise for studies in set up and in progress. When not in WWIC, David is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer working in the Southeast Wales Vascular Network and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

David undertook his surgical training in Wales, followed by a year-long externally funded competitive fellowship in Southmead, Bristol. He completed his MD with Professor Keith Harding in 2012, looking at genetic markers impacting on wound healing.

Since then, he has maintained his interest in wound healing research, including tests used to predict wound healing outcomes, and the biology of wound healing. He has published on surgical site infections (SSIs), with a particular focus on groin wound infections, and was CI on the largest observational study of groin wound SSIs to date (GIVE). He is interested in devices which can augment lower limb flow and promote wound healing. He is also involved in other research including amputation surgery, shared decision making, and collaborative research. He has been awarded competitive funding from the National Institute for Health and Care Research and Health and Care Research Wales for both randomised and non-randomised studies.

Maureen Fallon

Chief Operating Officer

Maureen joined WWIC in 2015 on a part-time basis, moving to full time in July 2020 and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company ensuring that systems, resources and importantly that the right people are in place to achieve the company objectives.  Demonstrating both an entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit, Maureen as an innate ability to quickly identify and realise valuable ideas that meet customer needs.   -
 
Maureen is a values-driven and creative senior leader committed to creating greater system value and long-term societal impact having spent over 25 years in the NHS in England & Wales in clinical, academic, and managerial roles.  She graduated as a Registered General Nurse from King’s College London and went on to obtain a BSc and an MBA.  Further, Maureen is an accredited Improvement Advisor from the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, Boston.  
 
This platform, together with Maureen’s drive and commitment to improving health and wellbeing chimes well with WWIC’s mission and objectives.  Further, Maureen’s experience of the reality of not-for-profit organisations as well as her clinical and managerial roles serves to contribute to her appointment as Vice Chair of Respiratory Innovation Wales Ltd.
 
Outside of work, Maureen loves to travel, enjoys keep-fit and is keen to get back to volunteering having previously been involved in initiatives in Zambia and Nepal.
 

Professor Michael Clark

Commercial Director

Michael was part of the planning team that realised the concept of WWIC and has served as a part-time consultant from 2014.  He maintains and strengthens relationships between WWIC and key commercial partners while also helping to plan and execute clinical and scientific studies.  Michael is an experienced editor and often takes a lead role in the creation of WWIC reports and publications.  He provides data analysis skills to the company and leads the development of a medical device testing laboratory within WWIC.
 
Michael has worked in a variety of academic roles focused upon wound prevention and treatment since 1980 with a five-year period as a board director of a large medical device company.  He holds both BSc and PhD degrees from the University of Aberdeen.  From 2009 he has been an independent consultant focused on multiple aspects of wound healing.
 
He has a distinguished record in wound prevention and management while having positive experience of the commercial world.  Michael maintains strong links with the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel being a past president and recipient of a life-time achievement award from this organisation.  Recently EPUAP invited Michael to help manage a major initiative bringing together academics, clinicians, and multiple commercial organisations to create technical standards for dressings used to protect skin.  He sits on a British Standards committee seeking to develop a raft of standards for assistive products for people with disabilities.
 
Beyond work Michael enjoys rail travel through Europe and is an experienced philatelist.
 
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Trudie Young

Director of Education and Training

Trudie has been a consultant within WWIC since its inception having previously been a Lecturer in Nursing combined with a Tissue Viability Nurse role in North Wales.   Trudie is responsible for the planning and delivery of education and training within WWIC.  Our educational programmes are innovative and have an excellent worldwide reputation. In addition, Trudie is the lead Tissue Viability Nurse for the Velindre Cancer Centre in South Wales.
 
Trudie’s role as a Tissue Viability Nurse and nurse lecturer began in 1991. Academically Trudie has a diploma and degree in nursing, a master’s degree in clinical research and a postgraduate certificate in education. Trudie is experienced in a wide range of tissue viability activities notably clinical practice, education, and research. This is reflected within her portfolio of publications and contributions to national and international guidelines.
 
Trudie is a Trustee of the Lindsay Leg Club Foundation.   She has been Chair of the Scientific Committee of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and Chair of the UK Tissue Viability Society.  Within Wales, Trudie is a past Chair of the All-Wales Tissue Viability Nurses Forum. Trudie holds an honorary senior lectureship with Cardiff University and has acted as an external examiner for universities in the UK and Ireland. Trudie is passionate about education and its place in improving wound care delivery and importantly patient outcomes.
 
Trudie is a committed Cardiff City football fan and looks forward to supporting them in achieving success on the field.
 

Sarah Bradbury

​Clinical Research Director

Sarah joined WWIC in March 2022 and is responsible for managing WWIC’s clinical research portfolio, focusing on both commercial and academic trials and projects within wound healing from conception through to post-project dissemination. Alongside this, she maintains a clinical role within the NHS Complex Wound Service within Cardiff & Vale University Health Board. Sarah is very passionate and highly motivated to increase the profile and demonstrate the value of wound-related research as a means of improving patient outcomes and promoting excellence within the speciality.

Sarah graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1999 and has been specialising in the field of wound healing and research since 2004, completing her MSc in Wound Healing & Tissue Repair at Cardiff University in 2008. She also embraced the opportunity to gain experience within industry, working as a clinical services manager and clinical specialist for several wound management & medical device companies, developing increased commercial awareness and the skills to act as an effective interface between various stakeholders. Sarah has published widely in nursing and specialist wound journals, acts as a peer reviewer for UK & US publications, and has extensive experience with presenting at national and international conferences and events.

Sarah is driven to utilise her clinical, academic and commercial knowledge and experience to deliver WWIC’s vision around transforming the delivery of wound prevention and treatment interventions across Wales, through translation of high-quality clinical research and innovation activities

Samantha Holloway

Reader / Program Director

Samantha Holloway MSc (Social Science Research), FHEA, PGCE, RN has been working within the speciality of wound healing for 18 years. Currently she is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Medical Education, School of Medicine, Cardiff University and Programme Director for the MSc WHTR. She is an Internal Marker and Lecturer on a number of other Postgraduate programmes within Cardiff University including the MSc in Advanced Surgical Practice and MSc in Ageing and Health. She is an Academic Mentor for students on the Medical Undergraduate Degree (MBBCh) at Cardiff University as well as a Tutor for Year 2 and 3 Student Selected Components (SSC) in Wound Healing. She works with the Education Director of WWIC to provide education and training to a range of healthcare practitioners and industrial colleagues. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She holds an External Examiner role at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Dublin) and has previously held the same position for the University of Stirling. She has authored / co-authored over 25 publications in the field of wound healing and has also co-authored a number of chapters in this area. She speaks at both national and international conferences. She is a member of the Editorial Board for the wound care supplement of the British Journal of Community Nursing and also undertakes peer review for the same journal as well as the International Wound Journal. She is a member of the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel, member of the Education Committee of the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) and also Chair of the Teacher Network of EWMA. She was awarded the Postgraduate Teaching Excellence Award in 2014. Samantha supports the Educational Activities within WWIC alongside her role as the Programme Director for the Masters in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair within the Centre for Medical Education, School of Medicine, Cardiff University. Samantha has worked in an educational role focused on teaching and learning related to wound healing as a speciality since 1997. Samantha is adept at developing educational activities and programmes that meet the needs of a diverse range of national and international learners.
 
Samantha is a forward-thinking and resourceful educator dedicated to facilitating life-long learning and making education accessible in order to improve the lives of individuals at risk of, or with wounds. She trained as a Registered General Nurse in Cheltenham General Hospital where she worked in Urology. Subsequently she moved to Cardiff and worked in Vascular Surgery before taking on an educational role in the Wound Healing Research Unit. She has a Masters in Social Science Research and is a Fellow of the Academy of Higher Education. Samantha has supervised over 50 Masters in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair students through to successful completion of their programme.
 
Samantha has a well-established national and international reputation. She is the current President of the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel which has a membership of over 4000 individuals. Samantha is a member of the European Wound Management Association Council and Chair’s their Education Committee and Teacher Network. She is a seasoned academic writer with Editorial and peer review experience for a number of national and international journals.
 
Outside of work, Samantha is learning Spanish and enjoys listening to a range of podcasts.
 

Kirsten Mahoney

Senior Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist & Operational Programme Improvement Lead

Kirsten joined the WWIC team in January 2020 on a permanent basis following a 2-year secondment from Cardiff and Vale UHB. Her role assists in providing partnership working across the NHS and independent sector and to identify gaps in service provision to improve wound care practice across Wales.
 
Kirsten graduated as a Registered General Nurse from Morriston Hospital Swansea and went on to obtain a BSc, MSc in wound healing and qualified as an independent prescriber.
 
Over the past 30 years Kirsten has gained significant experience of working within the sphere of wound healing starting as a District Nurse Team leader within Cardiff and Vale UHB then progressing to leading the Community Wound Team as a Clinical nurse specialist in 2007.
 
Kirsten is an Honorary Lecturer at Cardiff University and supports students on the sessional and MSc Wound Healing Programs. Other activities include peer reviewing articles for publication, writing articles published in national wound and nursing journals and has also presented at conferences on a national and international basis.
 
The combination of both clinical, academic and management experience in this specialist field fits well with WWIC’s mission and objectives. Kirsten has advised NHS Wales Shared Procurement Service in the development of Value-Based principles as part of the National Procurement Tender, maintains active membership of working groups in development of National guidance and has contributed towards best practice document on antimicrobial dressings for Evidence Based Procurement Board.
 
Outside work Kirsten enjoys walking, cycling, Pilates and has undertaken volunteering for a local homeless charity.
 

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