The Society of Tissue Viability is saddened to update this biography following Dan’s death in 2022
Dan studied Physics (BSc) and Medical Physics (MSc), before being awarded a PhD in Cartilage Biomechanics in 1985. He moved to Oxford where his research focused on bioengineering aspects of pressure ulcer prevention. He moved on to Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) as a lecturer in biomaterials in the Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials.
In 1999, he was appointed the first Professor of Medical Engineering at QMUL. In 2011, he moved to Southampton to lead the Skin Health research group. From 2014 he led the UK EPSRC-NIHR Network and NetworkPlus on Medical Devices and Vulnerable Skin www.southampton.ac.uk/ mdvsn.
He was one of the collaborative academic partners across Europe in the EU ITN Skin Tissue INTegrity under Shear (STINTS). He contributed to over 250 scientific publications, 2 patents and edited 3 books. He held a part-time appointment in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and visiting appointments in Japan and Malaysia. From 2011 until 2022 he was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Tissue Viability.