Dr Jimmy Choo

Dr Jimmy Choo


I joined the School of Healthcare as a part-time Lecturer Practitioner in 2013 before becoming a full-time Lecturer in 2015.

My first degree was in Biochemistry and Cell Molecular Biology (National University of Malaysia,1996). I have an MSc. in Biochemistry (National University of Malaysia, 1998) and a PhD in Biology (University of Stirling, 2003). My PhD and subsequent postdoctoral projects were in plant biochemistry/molecular biology. I am also a registered nurse, RN (Adult Nursing) with a PgDip. (University of Sheffield, 2007) and MMedSci. in Health Care (University of Sheffield, 2010). My clinical background is in acute surgery and tissue viability (wound care/pressure injury).


  • Module Lead for International Healthcare
  • Link Liaison Lecturer for Neurology wards and Tissue Viability Service at Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Research interests

My main research interest is in skin integrity and wound care and in particular, pressure injury. I am also interested in areas such as nutrition, ethics, pain, patient public involvement/public engagement and the translation of research into practice in relation to skin and wound care.



  • PhD (Biology)
  • MMedSci. (Healthcare)
  • MSc. (Biochemistry)
  • BSc. (Hons) (Cell and Molecular Biology)
  • RN (Adult)

Professional memberships

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Royal College of Nursing

Student education

I teach both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the School (nursing and other healthcare courses). I am involved in classroom based teaching as well as clinical skills sessions (Basic Life Support and Moving and Handling amongst others). My teaching commitments focus mainly on Biology, Skin and wound care as well as Pressure Injury (Pressure Ulcer care). I also manage/lead the international healthcare modules.

Research groups and institutes

  • Long-term conditions
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