Professor Carolina Weller

BN (RMIT), MEd (RMIT), GCHE (Monash), PhD (Monash), Wounds Australia Fellow


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Carolina's researcher profile

Wounds Research Program

Professor Carolina Weller 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. Her research interests include clinical epidemiology, randomised controlled trials, clinical registry development, implementation science and translational research.

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.

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 and course coordination in Evidence Based Practice, Quantitative Research Designs and Methods, Research Strategy, Leadership and Wound Management across health disciplines.

Carolina is a founding member of the NHMRC Venous Leg Ulcer guideline Advisory Group, a member of the Council of Australian Governments Long Stay Older Patients' Advisory Group, chair of the Compression 2017 Pan Pacific Venous Leg Ulcer Guideline panel, 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 guideline implementation group.


Research interests

  • Wound healing
  • Implementation science
  • Randomised controlled tests
  • Quality improvement
  • Cardiovascular research

Research methodologies

  • Translational
  • Quantitative
  • Mixed methods

Research projects/grants

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Supervision projects

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Professional engagement/service

  • Senior Research Fellow - ASPREE


  • Australian Wound and Tissue Repair Society, ECR Representative
  • Department of Health Victorian Wound Management Project Group, Advisor
  • Therapeutic Guidelines Wound Group, Expert panel member
  • NHMRC Venous Ulcer Guideline Developmnet Advisory Group
  • Council of Australian Governments Long Stay Older Patients' Advisory Group


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