Wound Seminar Speakers

We are delighted to welcome an array of expert speakers in wound management:

Professor Carolina Weller

Research Director, NHMRC Translating Research Into Practice (Trip) Fellow, Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University

Professor Carolina Weller Is Research Director and NHMRC Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) Fellow at Monash Nursing & Midwifery. She is one of Australia’s leading researchers with a focus on cardiovascular disease, pressure injury, wound management, quality and safety and translation of research into clinical practice. She is recognised internationally for her epidemiological and health service research approaches. She is Chief Investigator of the NHMRC funded ASPirin in Venous Leg Ulcer (ASPiVLU) randomised double-blind multicentre placebo-controlled clinical trial to determine whether 300mg daily aspirin improves time to healing in adults.


Dr Una Adderley

Lecturer in Community Nursing, School of Healthcare, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University Of Leeds, UK

Dr Una Adderley has a clinical background in district (home) nursing and tissue viability specialist nursing. She currently works in the School of Healthcare at the University of Leeds where she teaches undergraduates and post graduates about evidence-based practice, research and tissue viability. Her research interests are in tissue viability, clinical judgement and decision making and knowledge mobilisation. Dr Adderley is a trustee for the UK Tissue Viability Society, a Cochrane library author and reviewer and a member of the NHS Health Technology Assessment Primary Care Panel which identifies priority topics for research. She is currently leading a coalition of UK tissue viability organisations to deliver a national campaign to improve care of the lower leg.


Dr Kathleen Finlayson

Research Fellow, Wound Healing Research Programme, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology

Dr Kathleen Finlayson has a background in primary health care and chronic wound management.  In 2013, she was awarded a NHMRC Early Career Research Fellowship. Dr Finlayson’s research interests are in wound management and prevention, primary health care, health service delivery, chronic disease management, aged care and implementation science.


Associate Professor Lyndal Bugeja

Nursing and Midwifery, and Forensic Medicine, Monash University

Associate Professor Lyndal Bugeja has qualifications in criminology and public health. Her extensive experience is in the conduct of medico-legal death investigations and the utility of information generated for these investigations to the prevention of injury and violence.


Dr Victoria Team

Research Fellow, Nursing and Midwifery | Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University

Dr Victoria Team is currently coordinating the research project “Venous Leg Ulcer Guideline Implementation: Practices and Processes for Optimal Management in the Primary Care Setting”. She is also a managing editor of the international journal Medical Anthropology


Dr Jane O'Brien

RN, Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Lecturer, University of Tasmania

Dr Jane O’Brien has 15 years of experience in hospital and community settings. She uses quantitative methods and social cognitive theories in order to understand how to encourage behaviour change in adults managing chronic conditions to improve clinical, functional and psychosocial outcomes.


Georgie Barber

Dietitian, Research Assistant, Monash University

Ms Georgie Barber is a dietitian investigating the impact of nutrition and nutritional status in patients with venous leg ulcers. Her research interest are also in wound care, gut health and weight management.


Dr Simone Gibson

Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian, Senior Lecturer, Monash University

Dr Simone Gibson has over 20 years’ experience as a clinical dietitian and is an Associate Fellow for the Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators. Her research interests are in diet and inflammation.