Keith Harding, UK

Professor Keith Harding CBE FRCGP FRCP FRCS FLSW, Dean of Clinical Innovation at Cardiff University and Medical Director of the Welsh Wound Innovation Initiative has had a longstanding interest in wound healing. He was appointed as the first Director of the Wound Healing Research Unit in 1991. From 2011 – 2013 he was Director of TIME Institute and Head of Wound Healing Research Unit, School of Medicine, Cardiff University and Clinical Lead for Wound Healing in the Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust.

His clinical practice is exclusively focused on treating patients with wound healing problems with a wide range of aetiologies. In 2013 he was awarded £4.2 million to set up the Welsh Wound Innovation Initiative.  He was awarded the CBE in the New Year Honours list in January 2013.