Prof. Dimitri Beeckman is Professor of Nursing Science at Ghent University (Belgium) and Örebro University (Sweden). He is Visiting Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Monash University (Australia) and the University of Southern Denmark. He is the President of European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP), the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP) and a council member of the European Wound Management Association (EWMA). He is the Programme Director of the Masters in Nursing and Midwifery at Ghent University. He leads the Skin Integrity Research Group (SKINT) at Ghent University and the Swedish Centre for Skin and Wound Research (SCENTR) at Örebro University. He specialises in skin integrity research, clinical trials, education, implementation, instrument development and psychometrics. He is the author of over 150 scientific publications and has presented his research in more than 60 countries. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, the Journal of Tissue Viability, International Journal of Nursing Studies Advances, Systematic Reviews and BMC Geriatrics. He holds international fellowships such as at Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society of Nursing and at European Academy of Nursing Science.