Women of Achievement 2018: Professor Jane Nixon MBE

In the latest of our regular feature series – profiling all 15 of the 2018 Women of Achievement Awards winners in turn – we are highlighting the accomplishments of Professor Jane Nixon MBE.

Women of Achievement 2018: Professor Jane Nixon MBE. March 2019

Professor Nixon is Deputy Director of the Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research, and leads a ground-breaking programme of research into reducing the risk of patients developing pressure sores. 

Patients with limited mobility, who spend long periods sitting or lying in one position, are at risk of getting pressure sores, which are painful, can cause severe disability and, in extreme cases, can prove fatal. 

Tackling pressure sores remains a challenge, with an estimated 7% of adult hospital inpatients in England suffering from them. 

Professor Nixon’s research has challenged conventional thinking to improve the wellbeing of patients, helping to shape better, more effective care for patients. 

Professor Nixon was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2017 for services to pressure ulcer research. She has held National Institute of Health Research Programme grants and Clinical Trial Project grants. She serves on numerous national committees and advisory boards and is currently the President of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel.

The Women of Achievement Awards recognise the significant contribution and impact women at the University are making across our institution and beyond. 

Held for the fifth time last year, the Awards are a key part of the University’s Leeds Gender Framework. They are integral to our commitment to further promote and accelerate gender equality, support the career development of talented women in all areas of the organisation, and provide high-visible role models that will inspire others to develop and thrive.  

The outstanding achievements of 15 female colleagues and students were recognised at last year’s Women of Achievement Awards.

They celebrate the significant contributions and impact the winners have made across the University and beyond. The women receiving awards were all nominated by their peers, and represent academic and professional staff, as well as students, and are drawn from across the University. 

They all share a common commitment to excellence and have performed outstandingly in their fields, whether this be in research, student education or student experience, scholarship, leadership of key University initiatives, or supporting administrative and technical activities.

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