Our Fellows

TVS Fellows

Professor Jane Nixon PhD, RN, MBE

Jane Nixon is Professor of Tissue Viability and Clinical Trials Research and Deputy Director at the Institute of Clinical Trials Research. In 2016 she was appointed as an NIHR Senior Investigator, in 2017 was awarded an MBE for her contribution to health research and in 2018 was appointed as a Fellow of the Tissue Viability Society.

Jane leads an internationally renowned National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded programme of research in pressure ulcer prevention including three large mattress trials and important areas such as pain, severe pressure ulcers, risk factors, risk assessment, and quality of life, with a strong practice focus. Jane has developed NHS capacity including Nurse Consultant/Specialists as PIs and Clinical Research Nurses across 30 NHS Trusts led a successful team who have recruited circa 6000 patients in 7 years.

Jane was a TVS Trustee from 2007-2017 (with a 1 year break), including a 4 year period as Vice Chair and Chair of Trustees and 8 year period as Treasurer, playing a key role in the TVS’s strategic development as an organization and influencing national policy and practice. In 2015 Jane initiated the Wounds Research Network (WReN) on behalf of the TVS which agreed to pump-prime the network and has led to a greater awareness of the large portfolio of multi-disciplinary wounds related research and associated methodological work of relevance to clinical practice.

In response to the award of the 3rd Fellow of Tissue Viability Society Jane said ‘I have been honored, privileged and humbled to work at a national level with dynamic and committed professionals who are dedicated to improving standards of clinical care, education and research practice.’


Maureen Benbow

Maureen was a senior lecturer at the University of Chester teaching a range of courses including Tissue Viability to pre-registration, post-registration nurses and other healthcare professionals and was a TVS Trustee from 2011-2016.

Her clinical background is in trauma, orthopaedics and Tissue Viability and she has published widely on aspects of Tissue Viability including Evidence Based Wound Management, in 2005.

Maureen’s special interests are in pressure ulcer prevention, wound assessment and management, law and ethics. She is keen to help develop post-registration nurses to reach their academic potential and so improve patient care.


Professor Carol Dealey