Professor Christine Moffatt CBE FRCN PhD MA RGN DN

Christine is currently Professor of Nursing at Thames Valley University, London, and a Director of the Centre for Research and Implementation of Clinical Practice. The centre has a large clinical research programme including running multi-centre trials. As a director, Christine is actively involved in assisting organisations in developing and evaluating new services. She is currently running the Lymphoedema Framework Project in partnership with the British Lymphology Society, Lymphoedema Support Network and Primary Care Trusts throughout the UK. This research project is evaluating care provision in a number of different service models. The research has used a rigorous research process to define what is currently considered best practice and in October 2006 an international consensus on best practice was published. In May 2006 the framework published a Template for Practice - compression hosiery which has been published in 3 other languages. The project has already published, in conjunction with the European Wound Management Association a position document on multi-layer bandaging. Christine is advisor to the WHO on lymphoedema

Christine is nurse consultant at St. George's Hospital and is responsible for the clinical leg ulcer service and research programme. She is President of the Leg Ulcer Forum, previous president of EWMA council, an organisation responsible for facilitating research, education and practice in European countries and is a Trustee of the Smith & Nephew Foundation.

Christine has been involved in the development of a number of compression systems. Recently she has been advisor to the Coban 2 compression system and is currently the principal investigator for the major trial that is currently running.

She was awarded a CBE in the 2006 New Year's Honours List and made a life fellow of the Royal College of Nursing. Last year she was awarded a life time achievement award in recognition of her work in this field.

Christine has presented and published internationally and is publishing 3 new books in 2007.