About the project
Funded by an AHRC Research Network Grant and led by Dr Mary Madden with Dr James Stark from the University of Leeds this project connects academics from a broad range of disciplines with patient and industry representatives to explore what we can learn from current and past developments in advanced wound care. We hosted three workshops at the Thackray Medical Museum between June 2016 and May 2017 to discuss the challenges associated with innovation in chronic wound care. Major outputs will include a short volume based on the outcomes of the workshops, an industry-facing briefing document, a public panel debate, creative visual outputs and a new network of interdisciplinary scholars which will be supported in the longer-term by digital resources.
Throughout we are working closely with our project partner, the WoundTec Healthcare Technology Co-operative.
‘Wounds Undressed’ is a short animation with illustrations by Tom Bailey. It seeks to highlight the importance of wound care for those affected and for all of us.
‘Project Story’ explains what we set out to do and the benefit of bringing together different perspectives and media to throw new light on a field.
Workshop 3 focused on regulation, evidence and marketing in wound care.
Workshop 2 focused on the science, technologies/materials and techniques used in wound care and our relationships with these.
Workshop 1 focused on which health professions, patients and industries have been involved in the development of wound care in the UK and their field of interaction