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Biography

Karen is Professor of Skin Integrity and Director for the Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention.  She is also Visiting Professor in the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia and Visiting Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, a Florence Nightingale Scholar,chair of the International Wound Infection Institute, member of NHS National Wound Care Strategy, past academic editor for Wounds UK and is an editorial board member for the Journal of Wound Care. Karen led development of TVLC, the first UK wide Tissue Viability Service Competency framework. Karen's clinical background is in orthopaedics and tissue viability. She has worked in NHS hospitals in the North West of England and in London.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Tissue viability
  • Wound management
  • Skin integrity
  • Infection prevention
  • Quality of life indicators
  • Wellbeing

Research Degree Supervision

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External positions

Visiting Professor at The Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin

Jul 2018Jul 2023

Chair , International Wound Infection Institute

1 Nov 2017 → …

Adjunct Clinical Professor, Queensland University of Technology

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Wound
  • Tissue Viability
  • Infection
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Surgical Site Infection
  • Wound Care Education
  • Wound Management
  • Skin Integrity
  • Infection Prevention
  • Quality of Life Indicators
  • Wellbeing

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Research Output

Device-related pressure ulcers: SECURE prevention

Cowan, T. (ed.), Webb, R. (ed.), Gefen, A., Alves, P., Ciprandi, G., Coyer, F., T Milne, C., Ousey, K., Ohura, N., Waters, N. & Worsley, P., 1 Feb 2020, Sup2a ed. Journal of Wound Care . 52 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

Open Access
  • Skin Integrity

    Ousey, K., 1 Jan 2020, Wound Care Made Easy . Nair, H. K. R. (ed.).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Surgical Site Infection: Prevention and Management Across Health-Care Sectors

    Stryja, J. (ed.), Sandy-Hodgetts, K. (ed.), Collier, M., Moser, C., Ousey, K., Probst, S., Wilson, J. & Xuereb, D., 1 Feb 2020, In : Journal of wound care. 29, Sup2b, p. S1 - S72 72 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

  • The relationship between common risk factors and the pathology of pressure ulcer development: a systematic review

    Blackburn, J., Ousey, K., Taylor, L., Moore, B., Patton, D., Moore, Z. & Avsar, P., 2 Mar 2020, In : Journal of wound care. 29, Sup3, p. S4 - S12 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Wound Infection

    Ousey, K., 1 Jan 2020, Wound Care Made Easy . Nair, H. K. R. (ed.). p. 37-48 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Activities

    Working Inter-professionally to improve patient outcomes

    Karen Ousey (Speaker)
    24 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Why do Nurses Change Dressings: Realities of Clinical Practice

    Karen Ousey (Speaker), Joanna Blackburn (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), John Stephenson (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
    23 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Improving Patient Related Clinical Outcomes - results of a Quality Improvement Programme

    Karen Ousey (Speaker), Joanna Blackburn (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
    1 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    TVLC competency framework: How its business skills development module has empowered TVNs to make a business case to expand service provision

    Karen Ousey (Speaker), Joanna Blackburn (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
    1 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    How to Access Tissue Viability Education in a Cash Strapped Economy

    Karen Ousey (Speaker)
    26 Apr 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Press / Media

    Uni projects shortlisted in Medilink Healthcare Business Awards

    Karen Ousey & Nikolaos Georgopoulos

    12/02/2013/02/20

    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Other

    A&E staff have negative attitudes towards people who self-harm

    Karen Ousey & Joanna Blackburn

    23/05/1927/05/19

    3 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    BBI’s SEM Scanner receives a Medtech Innovation Briefing from NICE

    Karen Ousey

    8/05/19

    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    National award for major scientific study of wound care dressings

    Karen Ousey & Nikolaos Georgopoulos

    19/03/1920/03/19

    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Huddersfield University Partners with Innova to Improve Pressure Care

    Karen Ousey & Leigh Fleming

    11/10/1819/10/18

    6 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research