Professor Jane Nixon

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Professor Jane Nixon.Email:

Research profile and key clinical specialties

I am a NIHR Senior Investigator and Professor of Clinical Trials Research and I have an established portfolio of research in skin and wounds research in areas including diagnostics, wound prevention and treatment.

The research group is multidisciplinary, including clinical academics in dermatology, diabetes, vascular and plastic surgery and tissue viability nationally and internationally and CTU leadership in statistics/trial methods.

I am an experienced NIHR Chief Investigator and multicentre trialist (circa £31m) including 12 as Chief Investigator in pressure ulcer prevention/wounds (£6.2m) and 7 skin portfolio studies as lead trialist (£7.4m).

Two key publications

  • Nixon J, et al (2019) Pressure relieving support surfaces for pressure ulcer prevention (PRESSURE 2): clinical and health economic results of a randomised controlled trial. EClinical Medicine (online journal of The Lancet)
  • Nelson A, et al (2018) CODIFI (Concordance in Diabetic Foot Ulcer Infection): a cross-sectional study of wound swab versus tissue sampling in infected diabetic foot ulcers in England. (2018) BMJ Open 8(1):e019437. DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019437

Possible PhD projects

  • Infection diagnosis in wounds
  • AMR in wounds
  • Real time deformation monitoring and feedback in people with pressure ulcer risk

More information

I have supervised 6 completed PhD students and currently supervise 2 PhD and 1 MD students.


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