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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.

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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.


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

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Projects 2012 2018

Research Output 2005 2017

Aspirin treatment for chronic wounds: Potential beneficial and inhibitory effects

Darby, I. A. & Weller, C. D. 1 Jan 2017 In : Wound Repair and Regeneration. 25, 1, p. 7-12 6 p.

Research output: Other - peer-reviewArticle

A systematic review of medication nonadherence in persons with dementia or cognitive impairment

Smith, D., Lovell, J., Weller, C., Kennedy, B., Winbolt, M., Young, C. & Ibrahim, J. 1 Feb 2017 In : PLoS ONE. 12, 2, 19 p., e0170651

Research output: Research - peer-reviewReview Article

Open Access

Factors associated with physical activity levels in people with venous leg ulcers: A multicentre, prospective, cohort study

Smith, D., Team, V., Barber, G., O'Brien, J., Wynter, K., McGinnes, R., Tsiamis, E. & Weller, C. D. 20 Dec 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : International Wound Journal. 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Unexplained Absences and Risk of Death and Injury Among Nursing Home Residents: A Systematic Review

Woolford, M. H., Weller, C. & Ibrahim, J. E. 1 Apr 2017 In : Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 18, 4, p. 366-e1-366.e15 15 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewReview Article