Zena is a registered nurse, who holds a PhD, a Fellowship of the Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, an MSc in Wound Healing & Tissue Repair, an MSc in Leadership in Education, a postgraduate diploma in Wound Healing & Tissue Repair and a Diploma in Management. Zena is the Chair in Nursing at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), is Head of the School of Nursing & Midwifery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and is Director of the Skin Wounds, and Trauma (SWaT) Research Centre at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Zena’s area of research interest is Wound Healing & Tissue Repair and she has published over 200 articles, guidelines, consensus documents and book chapters in this field. Zena is a trustee of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, where she is Chair of the Scientific Committee. Zena is an Honorary/Adjunct Professor at Ghent University, Cardiff University and Monash University.