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Professor David Voegeli is Professor of Nursing in the Faculty of Health & Wellbeing. David is a Registered Nurse and specialised in critical care nursing and respiratory medicine before moving into nurse education and research. He completed a PhD in immunopharmacology at the University of Southampton exploring the mechanisms of dermal inflammation and their modulation by antihistamines. During this David developed his interest in skin biology and tissue viability and has extensive experience of leading multidisciplinary teams with a strong focus on clinical and translational research. Professor Voegeli 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. 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 / international funding bodies, and has been a member of the editorial board of The Journal of Wound Care since 2010.  He is a member of the European Wound Management Association (EWMA), the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP), and the Tissue Viability Society (TVS) contributing to several International Clinical Guidelines and Best Practice Statements.

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.


Steen Hansen, A., Jaeger Leidesdorff Bechshøft, C., Martins, L., Fellows, J., Dissing Andersen, B., Down, G., Karlsmark, T., Jemec, G., Voegeli, D., Størling, Z. & Feldskov Nielsen, L. (2022) A risk factor model for peristomal skin complications. WCET Journal. 42(4), p14-30.

Karaoglan M., Voegeli D. (2022) Is vitamin D supplementation of potential benefit for community-living people with Alzheimer’s disease? British Journal of Nursing. 31(21), pS12-S19. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2022.31.21.S12 

Secker TJ, Harling CC, Hand C, Voegeli D, Keevil CW, Leighton TG. A proof-of-concept study of the removal of early and late phase biofilm from skin wound models using a liquid acoustic stream. Int Wound J. 2022;1-12. https://doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13818   

Koudounas S., Bader D.L., Voegeli D. (2022) An exploratory study of the effects of the pH of synthetic urine on skin integrity in healthy participants. Skin Pharmacology and Physiology. Early View (accepted, unedited manuscript). https://doi.org/10.1159/000522289 

Simões J.L., Sa-Couto P., Voegeli D. (2022) Factors Predicting Pressure Injury Incidence in Older Adults Following Elective Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Longitudinal Study. Advances in Skin & Wound Care. 35(1), p48-55. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.ASW.0000801540.04621.57

Stanley, L.; Royle, H.; Ewles, S.; Gay, S.; Voegeli, D. & Cook, K. (2021) 166 Sequential Simulation as Replacement for Standard 4-Week Practice-Based Learning (PBL) for First-Year Undergraduate Physiotherapy Students. International Journal of Healthcare Simulation. V1 - Supplement 1

Fellows J., Voegeli D., Håkan-Bloch J., Herschend N., Størling Z. (2021) Multinational survey on living with an ostomy: prevalence and impact of peristomal skin complications. British Journal of Nursing. 30(16), S22-S30. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2021.30.16.S22

Voegeli D., Hillery S (2021) Prevention and management of moisture-associated skin damage. British Journal of Nursing. 11th August https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2021.30.15.S40

Koudounas S, Bader DL, Voegeli D (2021) Investigating the release of inflammatory cytokines in a human model of incontinence-associated dermatitis. Journal of Tissue Viability. June 11th https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtv.2021.06.005

Burch J., Boyles A., Maltby E., Marsden J., Martin N., McDermott B., Voegeli D. (2021) Keep it simple: peristomal skin health, quality of life and wellbeing. British Journal of Nursing. 30, (6, Supp 1), pp 1-24. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2021.30.Sup6.1

Koudounas S, Bader DL, Voegeli D (2021) Elevated Skin pH Is Associated with an Increased Permeability to Synthetic Urine. Journal of Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing. 48(1), p61-67. http://doi.org/10.1097/WON.0000000000000716

Simoes, J., Bastos D., Grilo R., Soares M., da Silva Abreu S., Almeida J., de Melo E., Voegeli D. (2021) Topical Oxygen Therapy in Wound Healing: A Systematic Review. Medicina: Aspectos Epidemiológicos, Clínicos e Estratégicos de Tratamento. Atena Editoria, Ponta Grossa, Brazil. p244-270. DOI: 10.22533/at.ed.61921140526. 

Fletcher J, Beeckman D, Boyles A, Fumarola S, Kottner J, McNichol L, Moore Z, Sarkar N, Stenius M, Voegeli D (2020) International Best Practice Recommendations: Prevention and management of moisture-associated skin damage (MASD). Wounds International. Available online at www.woundsinternational.com

Koudounas S, Abbas S, Voegeli D (2020) The effect of absorbent pad design on skin wetness, skin / pad microclimate, and skin barrier function: a quasi-experimental open cohort study. Journal of Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing. 47(5), p497-506.

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

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.

Koudounas S, Bader DL, Voegeli D (2020) Knowledge gaps in the etiology and pathophysiology of incontinence-associated dermatitis: A scoping review. JWOCN. 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. 

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 

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, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-10401-y

Tielemans C., Voegeli D. (2019) Silicone-based adhesive removers for preventing peristomal skin complications caused by mechanical trauma. Gastrointestinal Nursing. 17 (Sup 9), S22.

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. 48, p58-62. 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, Alves P, Arnold Long MC, Beele H, Ciprandi G , Coyer F, de Groot T, De Meyer D, Deschepper E, Dunk AM, Fourie A, Garcia-Molina P, Gray M, Iblasi A, Jelnes R, Johansen E, Karadağ A, LeBlanc K, Kis Dadara Z , Meaume S, Pokorna A, Romanelli M, Ruppert S, Schoonhoven L, Smet S, Smith C, Steininger A, Stockmayr M, Van Damme N, Voegeli D, Van Hecke A, Verhaeghe S , Woo K, Kottner J. (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.  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, p166174.

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.

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.

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.

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), p172176.

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), p11291141.

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.

Clough, G F., Avery, MR., Voegeli, D, Byrne, CD. and Simpson, DM. (2010) Cutaneous vascular response to local warming: a response to letter from Cracowski and Roustit. Microcirculation, 17, (2), 81-82.

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.

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