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Biography

Professor Carolina Weller is research director and NHMRC TRIP fellow at the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Carolina trained as a nurse specialising in emergency medicine and wound care. In addition to her clinical qualifications in nursing and extensive contributions to higher education and health policy, Carolina completed her PhD in Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine investigating healing outcomes in people with chronic wounds. She is one of Australia’s leading researchers with a focus on cardiovascular disease, wound management, quality improvement and translation into clinical practice. She is recognised internationally for her epidemiological and health service research approaches.

Carolina is chief investigator of The ASPirin in Venous Leg Ulcer healing randomised double-blind multicentre placebo-controlled clinical trial will determine whether 300mg daily aspirin improves venous leg ulcer healing in adults.

Study website: www.med.monash.edu.au/sphpm/aspivlu-study.html.

Carolina’s NMHRC TRIP fellowship ‘Facilitating Venous Leg Ulcer Guideline implementation: Closing the Gap’ will identify gaps between research evidence and clinical practice, explore barriers and enablers of implementation of evidence using a validated four-step systematic method to develop an intervention designed to change clinical practice.

Carolina has extensive experience in teaching, course development and coordination in Evidence Based Practice, Quantitative Research Designs and Methods, Research Strategy, Leadership and Wound Management across health disciplines.

Research area keywords

  • Translational Research
  • Wound Healing
  • Implementation science
  • Randomised controlled trials
  • Quality Improvement
  • Cardiovascular research

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Projects 2012 2021

Research Output 2005 2020

Applying dignity of risk principles to improve quality of life for vulnerable persons

Woolford, M. H., de Lacy-Vawdon, C., Bugeja, L., Weller, C. & Ibrahim, J. E., Jan 2020, In : International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 35, 1, p. 122-130 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Barriers and enablers to the use of venous leg ulcer clinical practice guidelines in Australian primary care: A qualitative study using the theoretical domains framework

Weller, C. D., Richards, C., Turnour, L., Patey, A. M., Russell, G. & Team, V., 1 Mar 2020, In : International Journal of Nursing Studies. 103, 12 p., 103503.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)

ABPI reporting and compression recommendations in global clinical practice guidelines on venous leg ulcer management: A scoping review

Weller, C. D., Team, V., Ivory, J. D., Crawford, K. & Gethin, G., Apr 2019, In : International Wound Journal. 16, 2, p. 406-419 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

A conceptual framework of patient-reported outcomes in people with venous leg ulcers

Ruseckaite, R., Richards, C., Rutherford, C., Team, V., Turnour, L., Franks, P. & Weller, C., 3 Dec 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Wound Repair and Regeneration.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Adjuvant therapies in venous leg ulcer management: A scoping review

Team, V., Chandler, P. G. & Weller, C. D., Sep 2019, In : Wound Repair and Regeneration. 27, 5, p. 562-590 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review