Professor Sebastian Probst

DClinPrac, MScN, RN


Adjunct Professor

Sebastian Probst is a Full Professor of Tissue Viability and Wound Care at the Geneva School of Health Sciences, HES-SO University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, the Medical Faculty of the University of Geneva and the University Hospital of Geneva. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.  Sebastian began his nursing career in Zurich over 20 years ago, and pursued his Master’s in Nursing Science at the University of Basel and attained his Doctorate in Clinical Practice at the University of Guildford in the U.K., and completed his Post-Doctorate at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences. He saw that patients with chronic and palliative wounds needed support and guidance to alleviate their wound related symptoms, to prevent recurrences and ultimately to enhance their quality of life.

Sebastian’s research contributes to a person-centered care approach to develop best practice wound care, patient education, social support and self-efficacy in wound patients and their families. Sebastian actively lectures and mentors Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. students. He has collaborative projects in Switzerland and internationally.

Sebastian is President of the European Wound Management Association, the Vice-President of the Swiss Association for Wound Care and a Council Member of Wound DACH. In all associations he has leading roles in projects & document development.

Research interests

  • Patient education
  • Quality of life
  • Social support and self-efficacy in patients with chronic and palliative wounds.