Dr Carolina D Weller
BN (RMIT), MEd (RMIT), GCHE (Monash), PhD (Monash),
Australian Wound Management Fellow
Senior Research Fellow, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
Phone: +61 3 9903 0623
Carolina Weller is a NHMRC Public Health Fellow and lead investigator of the NHMRC funded multicenter ASPirin in Venous Leg Ulcer (ASPiVLU) clinical trial. Carolina holds a PhD in Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine from Monash University in addition to her clinical qualifications in nursing and higher education.
Carolina leads several competitively funded research projects which aim to improve health outcomes by investigating interventions to improve quality of care for people with chronic wounds (venous leg ulcers, diabetic foot, pressure ulcers), including the investigation of most effective and efficient pathway of knowledge from research result to sustained change in clinical practice and policy. Her research interests include clinical epidemiology, randomised controlled trials, clinical registry development and translational research, to better understand, measure and change health professional behavior in clinical settings.
Carolina has extensive experience in teaching and course coordination in Evidence Based Practice, Quantitative Research Designs and Methods and Wound Management across health disciplines.
Carolina is a founding member of the NHMRC venous leg ulcer guideline development advisory group, a member of the Council of Australian Governments Long Stay Older Patients' Advisory Group (skin integrity), chair of the Compression working group of the 2016 Pan Pacific Venous Leg Ulcer Guideline panel, an expert advisor to the Department of Health (Vic) wound clinic models of care advisory group, Therapeutic Guidelines, Cochrane Wounds (UK) and the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) Barrier to guideline implementation group.
Carolina convenes the annual Monash University Best Practice in Wound Care seminar series titled “A call to action; decreasing venous leg ulcers by 50% in the next 10 years” to foster research translation to practice and policy.