Professor Peter Vowden MB ChB MD FRCS
Professor Vowden has recently retired as Head of the Department of Vascular Surgery at the Bradford Royal Infirmary. He is currently Visiting Professor in Wound Healing Research at the University of Bradford and continues in his role as Honorary Clinical Director of The NIHR Healthcare Co-operative for Wound Prevention and Treatment at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
After qualifying in Leeds in 1976, he worked in Cambridge and Bristol before taking up his consultant post in Bradford Teaching Hospitals in 1990. With his wife, he has developed a specialist wound healing unit and has a particular interest in the management of lower limb and diabetic foot ulceration. His research interests include wound measurement, vascular assessment, wound diagnostics, wound debridement and compression therapy.
He has published widely on wound care and has authored several book chapters on wound management. He is a Past President of the European Wound Management Association and is still actively involved with the Association’s work. He serves on the editorial board of a number of wound care journals including International Wound Journal, The Journal of Wound Care, and Wounds UK and has been actively involved in both EWMA Position Documents and the World Union of Wound Healing Societies Consensus Statements.
In 2010 he was awarded The Medilink Beacon Award acknowledging his outstanding contribution to wound care.