University Centre forNursing and Midwifery

About us

SKINT is specialised in pressure ulcers, IAD, skin tears, and other chronic wounds. We conduct research, deliver consultancy services, implement innovation, educate and design tools to support clinical practice globally. 

Mission

PRODUCING, DISSEMINATING AND IMPLEMENTING HIGH-QUALITY EVIDENCE IN SKIN - AND WOUNDCARE

Our mission is to produce, disseminate and implement high- quality evidence that fosters a better understanding of maintaining and improving skin integrity and woundcare in all areas of healthcare. Partnering with patients, clinicians, scientists,  industry, professional organisations and healthcare policy makers are core elements in our mission. We are committed to advance healthcare policy debate locally, nationally and internationally.

Vision

COMMITTED TO CO- CREATE A SOLID EVIDENCE BASE AND TO FACILITATE CLINICAL DECISION MAKING IN SKIN- AND WOUNDCARE

To achieve our mission, we co- create a solid evidence base to support skin integrity and woundcare practice and to facilitate policy making by:

  • Identifying priority research needs and creating essential research questions with a real impact in clinical practice;
  • Conducting research in skin integrity and wound epidemiology in the general population and in subgroups such as individuals at the extremes of age, the critically ill or medically compromised, and in those requiring assistance with personal care;
  • Designing, performing, analysing and publishing high- quality research about efficacy, effectiveness, and efficiency of management interventions in the domain of skin integrity and woundcare; 
  • Providing consultancy services to identify, develop, test, evaluate and/or refine skin integrity and woundcare products and procedures;
  • Creating strategies to disseminate and implement evidence-based skin integrity and woundcare practices (e.g. skin care interventions; prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment; quality improvement programs) at public health, clinical practice, and community care setting level;
  • Developing and providing advanced skin integrity and woundcare training and training programmes;
  • Developing, validating, and implementing clinically oriented skin integrity and woundcare tools.

Team

We are a skin integrity and woundcare focused research group embedded in the University Centre for Nursing and Midwifery at Ghent University. We have a sustainable partnership with the School of health Sciences at Örebro University in Sweden. The research group is led by Prof. dr. Dimitri Beeckman. 

Prof. dr. Dimitri Beeckman

Prof. dr. Dimitri Beeckman

Professor, Scientific coordinator (BE)

Prof. dr. Jan Kottner

Prof. dr. Jan Kottner

Visiting Professor (DE)

Prof. dr. Zena Moore

Prof. dr. Zena Moore

Visiting professor (IRE)

Hanne Van Tiggelen

Hanne Van Tiggelen

Researcher, PhD candidate (BE)

Brecht Serraes

Brecht Serraes

Researcher, PhD candidate (BE)

Anika Fourie

Anika Fourie

Researcher, PhD candidate (BE)

Steven Smet

Steven Smet

Researcher, PhD candidate (part-time) (BE)

Ann Marie Dunk

Ann Marie Dunk

Researcher, PhD candidate (AUS)

Charlotte Raepsaet

Charlotte Raepsaet

Researcher, PhD candidate (BE)

Knaerke Soegaard

Knaerke Soegaard

Researcher, PhD candidate (DEN)

Antonija Petosic

Antonija Petosic

Researcher, PhD candidate (NOR)

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