PhD, RN, Stomal Therapy Nurse, Cert.
Regional Director Australia
PhD, RN, Stomal Therapy Nurse, Cert., Palliative Care, Dip Project Management, Journal Editor World Council Enterostomal Therapists (Australia)
Dr Jenny Prentice has over 40 years’ experience in nursing, stomal therapy and wound management in acute, community, private and aged care sectors in Australia and New Zealand. Jenny is an inaugural Fellow and past President of Wounds Australia (formerly the Australian Wound Management Association). In addition, Jenny was the Founding Editor in 1993 of Wounds Australia’s Journal Wound Practice & Research (formerly Primary Intention). She remains on the Editorial Board and is also an Editorial Board member of Advances in Skin & Wound Care. As member of the national Medical Benefit Scheme Taskforce on Wound Management Jenny contributed to a report to Federal Government on the status of wound management in Australia the need for dressing reimbursement in 2020. In addition, Jenny was a member of International Ostomy Guideline Development Group 2020 for the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists and a Committee Member of Diabetic Feet Australia who adapted the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) Guidelines Practical guidelines on the prevention and management of diabetic foot disease to the Australian context in 2021.
Currently, Jenny works for an aged care provider in addition to providing independent consultancy in wound skin and ostomy care nationally and internationally.