We encourage our staff and students to be enterprising in all they do and we maintain close ties with regional employers

View content


Professor David Voegeli is Visiting Professor of Nursing in the University’s Faculty of Health & Wellbeing. He was previously Associate Professor of Nursing within the Skin Health Research Group at the University of Southampton. David is a Registered Nurse and specialised in critical care nursing before moving into nurse education and research, completing a PhD in immunopharmacology in 2001. David has an international reputation in the field of skin health and tissue viability, and much of his recent research has focused on Moisture-Associated Skin Damage, in both clinical and laboratory settings. He was a member of the global IAD expert panel that produced the 2015 international best practice guidelines, and more recently has collaborated on the development and testing of the Ghent Global IAD Categorisation Tool (GLOBIAD). David has published extensively in the areas of skin health and clinical nursing, with over 150 papers, book chapters and scientific abstracts published in leading international journals. David frequently reviews for several prestigious Nursing and Medical journals, and national funding bodies, such as the NIHR, MRC and Wellcome Trust. He has been a member of the editorial board of The Journal of Wound Care since 2010.  He is a member of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP), contributing to the International Clinical Guidelines for the prevention and management of pressure ulcers, and is currently contributing to the 2019 revision.


Areas of expertise

Prof. Voegeli has considerable experience of successfully supervising doctoral students, including those undertaking cross-disciplinary research. He welcomes informal enquiries from students interested in undertaking post-graduate studies / research under his supervision.


Selected publications since 2008

Book Chapters

Simoes, J., Jesus, L., Voegeli, D., Martins, C., Hall, A. and Simpson, D. (2014) The effects of acoustic stimulation on comatose patients [reprint with corrections]. In, Horizons in Neuroscience Research. Waltham, US, Nova Biomedical, 141-172.

Simoes, J, Jesus, L, Voegeli, D, Martins, C, Hall, A and Simpson, D (2012) The effects of acoustic stimulation on comatose patients. In, Comas and Syncope: Causes, Prevention and Treatment. New York, US, Nova Publishing.

Voegeli, D (2011) The nursing management of skin and oral hygiene. In, Bullock, Ian, Clark, Jill Macleod and Rycroft-Malone, Joanne (eds.) Adult Nursing Interventions: An Evidence-Based Approach.  Oxford, GB, Oxford University Press.


Nightingale A.M., Leong C.L., Burnish R.A., Hassan S.,Zhang,Y., Clough G.F, Boutelle M.G., Voegeli D., Niu X. (2019) Monitoring biomolecule concentrations in tissue using a wearable droplet microfluidic-based sensor. Nature Communications, doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-10401-y.

Woodhouse M, Worsley P.R., Voegeli D, Schoonhoven L, Bader D.L. (2019) How consistent and effective are current repositioning strategies for pressure ulcer prevention? Applied Nursing Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apnr.2019.05.013

Voegeli D. (2019) Prevention and management of moisture-associated skin damage. Nursing Standard. doi: 10.7748/ns.2019.e11314.

Alqahtani J.S., Worsley P, Voegeli D (2018) Effect of Humidified Noninvasive Ventilation on the Development of Facial Skin Breakdown. Respiratory Care. 63(9), p1102-1110.

Malik S et al (2018) The Distribution of Mast Cell Subtypes in Interstitial Cystitis: Implications for novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. Journal of Clinical Pathology. doi:10.1136/jclinpath-2017-204881.

Beeckman D, Van den Bussche K, et al., (2018) Towards an international language for Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD): design and evaluation of psychometric properties of the Ghent Global IAD Categorisation Tool (GLOBIAD) in 30 countries. British Journal of Dermatology, 178(6), 1331 – 1340.

Simões JL, Soares S, Sa-Couto P, Lopes C, Magina D, Melo E, Voegeli D, Bolhão I. (2018) The influence of pre-surgical factors on the rehabilitation outcome of patients following hip arthroplasty. Rehabilitation Nursing. Jan 24. doi: 10.1097/rnj.0000000000000126.

Albreiki M, Voegeli D (2017) Permissive hypotensive resuscitation in adult patients with traumatic haemorrhagic shock: A systematic review. European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery. DOI 10.1007/s00068-017-0862-y

Issitt RW, Ball J, Bilkhoo I, Walsh B, Voegeli D. (2017) Leucocyte filtration of the cardiotomy suction. Does it affect systemic leucocyte activation or pulmonary function? Perfusion. doi.org/10.1177/0267659117709922

Issit R, James T, Walsh B, Voegeli D. (2017) Do lipid microemboli induce acute kidney injury during cardiopulmonary bypass? Perfusion. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0267659117705194

Issitt RW, Harvey I, Walsh BM, Voegeli D. (2016) Quantification of lipid filtration and the effects on cerebral injury during cardiopulmonary bypass. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. (IF = 3.02) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.02.022

Lawson L., Crouch, R., Voegeli D. (2016) Is Lactate an Effective Clinical Marker of Outcome for Children with Major Trauma? – A Literature Review. International Emergency Nursing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ienj.2016.04.002

Gray, R.J., Worsley, P.R., Voegeli, D., Bader, D.L. (2016) Monitoring Contractile Dermal Lymphatic Activity Following Uniaxial Mechanical Loading. Medical Engineering & Physics, 38, 895-903

Gray, R.J., Voegeli, D., Bader, D.L. (2015) Features of Lymphatic Dysfunction in Compressed Skin Tissues – Implications in Pressure Ulcer Aetiology. Journal of Tissue Viability, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtv.2015.12.005.

Woodhouse, M., Worsley, P.R., Voegeli, D., Schoonhoven, L., Bader, D.L. (2015) The physiological response of soft tissue to periodic repositioning as a strategy for pressure ulcer prevention. Clinical Biomechanics, 30, p166–174.

Beeckman D. et al (2015) Proceedings of the Global IAD Expert Panel. Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis: moving prevention forward. Wounds International. Available at www.woundsinternational .com.

Smoker, A. Voegeli, D. (2014) Topical steroid or emollient - which to apply first? A critical review of the science and debate. Dermatological Nursing, 13, (2), 15-26.

Jesus, L, Simões, J. Voegeli, D. (2013) Verbal communication with unconscious patients. Acta Paulista de Enfermagem, 26, (5), 506-513.

Voegeli, D. Lwaleed, B.A. (2013) Back to basics: histological, microbiological, and biochemical sampling in wound care. Journal of Wound Care, 22, (11), 650-654.

Worsley P, Voegeli D. (2013) Back to basics: biophysical methods in tissue viability research. Journal of Wound Care. 22(8), p248-252.

Katis, I.N., Holloway, J.A., Madsen, J., Faust, S.N., Garbis, S.D., Smith, P.J.S., Voegeli, D., Bader, D. L., Eason, R.W. and Sones, C.L. (2014) Paper-based colorimetric enzyme linked immunosorbent assay fabricated by laser induced forward transfer. Biomicrofluidics, 8, (3), 1-10.

Hunt K., Walsh B., Voegeli D., Roberts H. (2013) Reducing avoidable hospital admission in older people: Health status, frailty and predicting risk of ill-defined conditions diagnoses in older people admitted with collapse. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 57 (2013), p172–176.

Simões J, Jesus L, Voegeli D, Sá-Couto P, Fernandes J, Morgado M (2011) Assessment of comatose patients: A Portuguese instrument based on the CRS-R and using nursing standard terminology. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 67(5), p1129–1141.

Voegeli, D (2010) Care or harm: exploring essential components in skin care regimens. British Journal of Nursing, 19, (13), 810-819.

Rossiter K, Cooper AJ, Voegeli D, Lwaleed BA (2010) Honey promotes angiogeneic  activity in the rat aortic ring assay. Journal of Wound Care. 19(10), p440-446.

Hunt K, Walsh B, Voegeli D, Roberts H, (2010) Inflammation in Aging Part 2: Implications for the health of older people and recommendations for nursing practice. Biological Research for Nursing. 11, p253-260.

Hunt K, Walsh B, Voegeli D, Roberts H, (2010) Inflammation in Aging Part 1: Physiology and immunological mechanisms. Biological Research for Nursing. 11, p236-244.

Avery MR, Voegeli D, Byrne CD, Simpson DM, Clough GF (2009) Age and Cigarette smoking are independently associated with the cutaneous vascular response to local warming. Microcirculation.16 (8), p725-734.

Voegeli D. (2008) The effect of washing and drying practices on skin barrier function. Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing. 35(1), p84-90.

Dusse LM, Carvalho MG, Getliffe K, Voegeli D, Cooper AJ, Lwaleed BA. (2008) Increased circulating thrombomodulin levels in pre-eclampsia. Clinica Chimica Acta. 387(1-2), p68-71.

Dusse LM, Carvalho MG, Getliffe K, Voegeli D, Cooper AJ, Lwaleed BA. (2008) Total plasma tissue factor pathway inhibitor levels in pre-eclampsia. Clinica Chimica Acta. 388, 230-232.

Koudounas S, Bader DL, Voegeli D (2020) Knowledge gaps in the etiology and pathophysiology of incontinence-associated dermatitis: A scoping review. Journal of Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing. 47(4), p388-395.

Evans P, Cole A, Voegeli D (2020) The impact of skin barrier cream on variation in sub-epidermal moisture readings. Wounds UK, 16(2), p29-35.

Voegeli D, Karlsmark T, Eddes EH, Hansen HD, Zeeberg R, Hakan-Bloch J, Hedegaard CJ (2020) Factors influencing the incidence of peristomal skin complications: Evidence from a multinational survey on living with a stoma. Gastrointestinal Nursing. 18(Sup4): S31-S38. https://doi.org/10.12968/gasn.2020.18.Sup4.S31

Voegeli D. (2020) Intertrigo: causes, prevention, and management. British Journal of Nursing. 29(12), pS16 – S22.

Leong C.L., Coleman S., Nightingale A.M., Hassan S., Voegeli D., Boutelle M.G., Niu X. (2019) Lactate monitoring in droplet microfluidics: a cautionary tale in assay miniaturisation. Analytical Methods. 11, p6119-6123.  https://doi.org/10.1039/C9AY02070E

Staff Directory