Kirsty's profile

After qualifying as an RGN Kirsty started work as a staff nurse in ITU where her passion for tissue viability first began. After completing the Diploma in Community Health care studies in 1992 Kirsty became a nursing Sister in the Cardiff area and established a specialist interest in leg ulcers .

Kirsty completed in ENB 118 in leg ulcer management at Thames Valley University in 2001 and assisted in setting up and running one of the Leg ulcer clinics within her area in Cardiff. Kirsty became the lead Tissue viability nurse for community in Cardiff and Vale in 2007 and has successfully implemented many improvement initiatives for wound care in her area. Kirsty has currently been seconded into the Welsh Wounds Innovation centre as the Senior Tissue Viability nurse and Improvement lead. Kirsty is also an active member of the All Wales Tissue Viability Forum which has produced guidance and best practice documents for use across Wales.

Other roles undertaken are honorary Tutor at Cardiff University, reviewer for the International Wound Journal and Journal of wound care. Articles published in Wounds UK, Wound care today, Journal of Community Nursing Posters presented at EWMA, Wounds UK, EPUAP. Presented at EWMA, EPUAP, Wounds UK.

Professional qualifications

  • Certificate in Non –Medical Prescribing
  • MSc Wound Healing and Tissue repair
  • BSc Clinical Practice
  • ENB 118 – Leg ulcer management
  • Diploma in Teaching and assessing
  • Diploma in Community Health Studies
  • RGN