Advanced Healthcare Materials

  • Simple wipe to a complex composite structure for bone replacement
  • Areas of application:
  • Implantable materials/tissue engineering
  • Non-implantable materials
  • Healthcare environment materials
  • Material manufacture and characterisation

Cell Biology

  • Human skin cell culture models (epidermal, dermal and hair follicle ex vivo cultures)
  • Wound healing and tissue regeneration
  • Skin disease models
  • Product development 


  • Surface measurement and characterisation
  • Force and pressure measurement
  • Tribology
  • Interface characterisation
  • Finite Element Modelling
  • General Measurement

Data Analytics

  • Randomised controlled trials and other comparative studies
  • Epidemiological, Longitudinal and Multistage studies
  • Multicentre studies and other studies with data clustering
  • Studies with multiple outcomes
  • Meta analysis

Tissue Viability

  • Wound dressing and device clinical evaluations
  • Health related quality of life outcomes
  • Collaboration with multi disciplinary health care professionals
  • Education, from masterclasses through bespoke study days to Master's programmes.

Infection Prevention

  • Antiseptic/antibiotic therapies and efficacy
  • Antimicrobial wound dressings and microorganisms interaction
  • Biofilm formation, characterisation, removal and eradication
  • Wound microbiology
  • Investigation of wound isolates

Contact Us

If you would like to know more about our areas of expertise, discuss research or other opportunities with the Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention, then please contact Prof Karen Ousey – k.j.ousey@hud.ac.uk