Our team is multidisciplinary, comprising general practitioner, specialist wound consultants, an epidemiologist, psychologist, research nurses, and study coordinator, post-doctoral fellows and higher degree students.
The Wound Research program has strong links with community, primary and acute care and government agencies. We established the Consumer Advisory Group in 2019. Our vision is to work with patients, their care givers, clinicians and policy makers to improve the quality of care and venous leg ulcer healing outcomes to ensure we build stronger partnerships between patients, researchers and health professionals. The patient voice is central and will ensure our research is patient-centred and relevant to people who are suffering from chronic wounds.
Consumer advisory group
The Wound Consumer Group aims engage patients as partners. Consumer lead driving wound research. We have a group that meets 3 times year to set priorities, strategies and feedback on all things chronic wound related. If this would interest you we would love to hear from you. contact details: email@example.com or 03 9903 0656.
Our vision at the Wound Research Group is to work together to improve the quality of care for venous leg ulcer healing outcomes, and to ensure we build stronger partnerships between patients, researchers and health professionals. Your voice will ensure our research is patient-centred and useful to patients. Our mission is to ensure that research findings are translated into clinical practice that are accessible for all.
Inaugural Meeting - 2019
13 consumers meet to discuss their venous leg ulcer experiences. 10 priorities were identified and the plan for an ulcer tool kit was hatched - Consumer Advisory Group Priorities.
Benefits of participating:
“Realise Venous ulcers are quite common”AG1. “chatting with fellow ulcer survivors”AG5. “openness and friendliness”AG4
“I got to go to some information seminars on leg ulcers, and chatting to people who had leg ulcers, so that was interesting” [P25]
Building capacity to optimise pressure injury prevention and surveillance across Monash Partners healthcare services in collaboration with
Pressure injury surveillance and prevention to reduce avoidable harm
Clinical effectiveness of aspirin as an adjunct to compression therapy in healing chronic venous leg ulcers: a randomised double-blinded placebo-controlled trial (the ASPiVLU study. Aspivlu study info sheet v2
ASPiVLU Observational Cohort Study
ASPiVLU Physical Activity Observational Cohort Study
Venous Leg Ulcer Guideline Implementation: Practices and Processes for Optimal Management in the Primary Care Setting
Patient experiences of recruitment, participation and management: a sub-study of the Randomised Double-Blinded Placebo-Controlled Trial on Clinical Effectiveness of Aspirin as an Adjunct to Compression Therapy in Healing Chronic Venous Leg Ulcers [The ASPiVLU Study]
Barriers and Facilitators to Participant Recruitment to a Randomised Double-Blinded Placebo-Controlled Trial on Clinical Effectiveness of Aspirin as an Adjunct to Compression Therapy in Healing Chronic Venous Leg Ulcers [The ASPiVLU Study]
Keratin4VLU: A randomised controlled trial of wool-derived keratin dressings for venous leg ulcers in collaboration with Associate Professor Andrew Jull, University of Auckland.