Geoff Sussman holds a position in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science at Monash University and he has been a faculty member of the summer school on wounds at St Anne’s College, Oxford University. He has been involved in wound management for over 30 years in clinical research, clinical practice and teaching, and is the founder of the Wound Foundation of Australia. He was the inaugural Secretary of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies 2000-2004 and the Chairman of the Education Commission of the World Union from 2004 to 2008. He is associate editor of the International Wound Journal, a member of the editorial board of Wound Practice and Research Journal, and is a member of the advisory committee for Post Graduate Wound Care education, including Masters of Wound Care at Monash University. He was awarded an OAM in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2006 for his work in wound care as a researcher, educator and clinician and in the sports of gymnastics and diving. He was recognised at the 2008 World Wound Healing Congress in Toronto with a lifetime achievement award for his work in wound management.