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Prof. Lisette Schoonhoven BSc, MSc, PhD

Professor of Nursing

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Prof. Lisette Schoonhoven is a Professor of Nursing at the School of Health Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Lisette is a nurse, having worked in nursing practice for over 10 years. She studied health sciences/nursing science and completed her PhD in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The clinical topic of both her Master’s and PhD thesis was pressure ulcers. Lisette also has a Masters in clinical epidemiology.

Prof Schoonhoven is currently a visiting Professor of Nursing at the Fundamental Care and Safety research group within the School of Health Sciences. She is also the chair of Nursing Science and programme lead of the Master of Nursing Science at University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands. 

The research of the group spans the development, evaluation and implementation of high-quality care interventions and innovative health services. Lisette’s work focusses on quality and safety of fundamental nursing care, in particular pressure ulcers and incontinence associated dermatitis.

Lisette is past president of EPUAP and was the chair of the 2014 international pressure ulcer guideline development group. She is associate editor of the Journal of Tissue Viability, and Fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Science.


PhD Clinical Epidemiology
MSc Health Sciences/Nursing Science
BSc Nursing

Research interests

  • Musculoskeletal biomechanics
  • Osteoporotic fracture risk
  • Spine biomechanics
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Finite element analyses
  • Multiscale modelling

Research Group

Fundamental Care and Safety

Prof. Lisette Schoonhoven
School of Health Sciences | Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences | Clinical Academic Facility | University of Southampton | Level A, Room AA97 | South Academic Block (MP11) | Southampton General Hospital Tremona Road | Southampton | SO16 6YD

Room Number : SGH/AA101/MP11

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