RN, PhD, FEANS
Professor of Nursing Science at Ghent University (Belgium) and Örebro University (Sweden), Visiting Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Monash University (Australia) and the University of Southern Denmark, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Wound Care at Ghent University Hospital (Belgium).
Dr. Dimitri Beeckman is a professor of nursing science at Ghent University (Belgium) and Örebro University (Sweden). He is a visiting professor at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Monash University (Australia), and the University of Southern Denmark. He is a past president of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) and the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP), and an Executive Board Member (honorary treasurer) of the European Wound Management Association (EWMA). He is programme director of the Masters in Nursing and Midwifery at Ghent University. He leads the Skin Integrity Research Group (SKINT) at Ghent University and the Swedish Centre for Skin and Wound Research (SCENTR) at Örebro University. He specialises in skin integrity research, clinical trials, education, implementation, instrument development and psychometrics. He is the author of more than 180 scientific publications and has presented his research in more than 80 countries. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, Journal of Tissue Viability, International Journal of Nursing Studies Advances, Systematic Reviews and BMC Geriatrics. He has received international fellowships, including from Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society of Nursing and the European Academy of Nursing Science.