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.
Photo: Tom Bailey depicting George Winter’s work on moist wound healing