Alisen Dube

Research Fellow

School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

I am currently a Research Associate and PhD student. I have a combined clinical and health related research track record dating back more than 15 years. My main areas of research interests are as follows, but not limited to:

  • Promoting and maintaining patient safety within clinical settings using quantitative data including use of routinely collected data.
  • Development and promotion of research that is inclusive of all individuals including vulnerable persons and those from ethnic minority backgrounds.
  • Patient and Public involvement to inform and support research.
  • Use of quantitative data to inform current and future clinical practice.
  • Promoting and supporting health care professionals to undertake high quality research.

I am currently working as a Research Associate on NuRS/AmRES Study funded for by Health Foundation, which is aimed at exploring workforce retention in the NHS and its impact on patient safety outcomes using routinely collected data. In this study will be using machine learning techniques to explore large datasets of routinely collected data to inform workforce planning, management, and patient safety across 30 NHS organizations.

As the chief investigator of my doctoral research project (Heel Pressure Ulcer Study) I am responsible for the study design, ethical approval application, conduct of the study protocol, analysis, and dissemination of study results. My doctoral research comprises three key research methods. The first is a systematic review to critically appraise the literature on risk factors for heel pressure ulcer development and is due to be submitted for publication imminently. The second is a case matched controlled study to ascertain the risk factors for heel pressure ulcer development and the third is a prospective cohort study to quantity the relationship between heel pressure ulcer development and mortality.

I have previously worked in various roles both as a nurse and clinical researcher. Some of the roles include theatre nursing, care of the elderly, heel pressure ulcer prevention, cancer, and orthopedics trials. Many of my activities in the clinical research roles involved designing studies through to dissemination of study results.  I consider myself an advocate for inclusive clinical research, promote patient and public involvement to ensure research representative all the relevant population including those lacking capacity and ethnic minority individuals.  I am also committed to supporting other health care professionals to undertake high quality research, ultimately improving patient care and their experiences of health care. 

Professional memberships and activities

  • Registered with NMC.
  • Member of Royal college of Nursing
  • Member of Royal Statistical Society

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, ‘Heel Pressure ulcers: contributory factors and their prognostic value in end of life’, Birmingham City University
  • Post graduate certificate Research Practice, Birmingham City University.
  • MSc Medical Statistics with Modern Epidemiology, University of Leicester,
  • BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry with Forensic Science, Coventry University
  • BSc in Adult Nursing, Coventry University


  • Medical statistics
  • Research design, delivery, and management
  • Heel pressure Ulcer prevention
  • Patient and Public involvement in research

Research interests

  • Epidemiological studies
  • Inclusive research
  • Patient Safety
  • Patient and Public involvement
  • Pressure Ulcer research
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analysis


Alisen Dube, Sarahjane Jones, Maxine Lintern, Mark Radford (2017). A systematic review of risk factors associated with heel pressure ulcer development in adult. PROSPERO CRD42017071459

Available from:

Dube, A. Sidambe V, Verdon A, Phillips, E. Jones, SJ. Lintern, M. Radford, M (under review) A systematic review of risk factors associated with heel pressure ulcer development in adults.

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021