Professor Steven Ersser, Dean of the Faculty of Health & Social Care
was externally nominated and then secured first prize in the ‘Dermatology Nurse of the Year’ Award at the British Journal of Nursing Awards ceremony, held in London on Friday. Further pictures and information are at http://www.bjnawards.co.uk/night.
Professor Ersser said: 'It is essential that I pay tribute to the support I have received by my colleagues in the Skin Health & Skin Integrity team here at the University of Hull (as part of the Faculty’s Wellbeing in Long-Term Conditions Research Group). They have been invaluable in helping to make this award possible, especially Dr Fiona Cowdell and others including Mrs Kathy Radley (Lecturer in Skin Health & Dermatology Care) and Dr Katerina Stevenson (Post Doctoral Research Fellow) and the Visting Faculty who support us.'
Professor Ersser holds the only Chair in the combined fields of nursing and dermatology care worldwide. As well as the team engaging in research and development work in the skin/dermatology nursing care, the team are developing educational programmes in this clinical specialty area. He also leads the preparations for the nursing scientific meeting at the World Congress of Dermatology in Vancouver in 2015, as a member of the International Skin Care Nursing Advisory Board and in conjunction with the Dermatology Nurses Association in the USA.