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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.

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.


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

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Projects 2012 2018

Research Output 2005 2019

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Adjuvant Therapies in Venous Leg Ulcer Management: A Scoping Review

Team, V., Chandler, P. G. & Weller, C. D., 26 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Wound Repair and Regeneration.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A review of coronial investigations into medication-related deaths in Australian residential aged care

Jokanovic, N., Ferrah, N., Lovell, J. J., Weller, C., Bugeja, L., Bell, J. S. & Ibrahim, J. E., Apr 2019, In : Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 15, 4, p. 410-416 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Autologous platelet-rich plasma for healing chronic venous leg ulcers: Clinical efficacy and potential mechanisms

Weller, C. D., Gardiner, E. E., Arthur, J. F., Southey, M. & Andrews, R. K., Jun 2019, In : International Wound Journal. 16, 3, p. 788-792 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Interactive dressings and their role in moist wound management

Weller, C. & Team, V. (ed.), 2019, Advanced Textiles for Wound Care. Rajendran, S. (ed.). 2nd ed. United Kingdom: Woodhead Publishing Limited, p. 105-134 30 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review