Professor Jane Nixon


I am Deputy Director of the Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) and was awarded a Promotional Chair in Tissue Viability and Clinical Trials Research in 2009. I was appointed an NIHR Senior Investigator in 2016 and an MBE in 2017 for services to health research.

Building upon a 20 year NHS career I joined the Leeds CTRU in 2002 where I have led the development of trials and applied health research in pressure ulcer prevention and the CTRU skin portfolio as a clinical trialist. I have 40+ research/infrastructure awards (total value over £35m.


  • Deputy Director Leeds Institute Clinical Trials Research
  • Director of R&I Leeds Institute Clinical Trials Research


  • PhD
  • MA
  • BSc (Hons)
  • RGN

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research
  • Surgical Interventions, Diagnostics and Devices Division

Current postgraduate researchers

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