Ellie Lindsay

Visiting Senior Fellow in Leg Ulcer Management

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health

In 1995 Ellie introduced the concept of a social leg ulcer clinic, 'Leg Club', to address the holistic needs of her patients. Her work has since been widely disseminated through publications and international conference presentations. She left the National Health Service to become an Independent Specialist Practitioner and Clinical Consultant in December 2002. In January 2003, she was appointed Associate Lecturer (CRICP, Thames Valley University, London) and, in December 2003, Visiting Fellow, Queensland University of Technology. She subsequently established The Lindsay Leg Club Foundation, a registered charity, in September 2005 and in recognition for her work was made Life President in 2009. In October 2022 she was appointed Visiting Senior Fellow, University of Suffolk.

She has won a myriad of awards throughout her career, including the 2001 British Journal of Nursing Award for Clinical Practice, the Nursing Standard Nurse 2003 (Wound Care) Award, the 2007 British Journal of Nursing Award for Health Promotion, and the 2007 Wounds UK Award for Innovation in Patient Care. Most recently The British Journal of Nursing Lifetime Achievement, Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to nursing, conferred a Fellow of the Queen’s Nursing Institute (FQNI), The Arias Medical Foundation Scientific Institute of Higher Education and honoured by the International Society of Paediatric Woundcare (ISPeW) receiving an Education Award for Excellence in Wound Care. In March 2022 Ellie received the World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS) Lifetime Achievement Award for her “exceptional and consistent dedication to the global challenge of improving outcomes for those with lower limb conditions. She is a patient advocate through education, creation of networks, giving persons with leg wounds a voice and an integral part of the activities of the WUWHS”.

In October 2022 Ellie was awarded an Honorary Professorship in Social Epidemiology at the College of Phlebology, London.