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Curtin University
W.A. Centre for Evidence Informed Healthcare Practice

Wound Healing and Management Node

The WACEIHP was granted approval to establish the Wound Healing and Management Node within JBI COnNECT + in 2009. The Australian Wound Management Association (AWMA) is a joint partner with JBI in this venture.

The Wound Healing and Management Node aims to:

  • Accurately inform clinicians, patients and policy makers of the best available evidence on wound management that is currently available and is shaping the application of that knowledge in the clinic and in the community.
  • Ensure that the evidence provided remains relevant by being reviewed and updated on an annual basis.

Two reference groups comprising of professionals with expertise in wound healing and management, review and contribute to the development of evidence-based summaries and recommended practices. These resources provide health professionals from a wide spectrum of specialties access to a summary of the best, currently available evidence, and the recommended practices that guide clinical application.

Approved evidence summaries, recommended practices and suggestions for audit criteria are available through JBI COnNECT+. A Portable Document Format File Type taxonomy of topics relating to wound healing and management guide the development of evidence-based summaries; additional topics can be included and suggestions are welcome. To visit JBI COnNECT+ please click on this link: For detailed guidance to access the Wound Node material at this site Portable Document Format File Type see instructions. Portable Document Format File Type Evidence summaries completed by the Node to November 2011. Additional evidence summaries related to wound management have been Portable Document Format File Type completed by other JBI Nodes.

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Contact for the Wound Healing and Management Node

The Research Project Officer of the Wound Healing and Management Node can be contacted using the following details:

Grace Frances
Research Project Officer – (WACEIHP)
JBI Wound Healing & Management Node
School of Nursing & Midwifery
Curtin University
GPO Box U1987
Perth, Western Australia, 6845
Email: or

Currently the composition of the Reference Groups includes:

Expert Reference Group Corresponding Reference Group

A/Prof. Keryln Carville (ERG Co-chair)
Domiciliary Nursing
Silver Chain Nursing Association &
Curtin University
Western Australia

Judith Barker
Registered Nurse Practitioner Wound Management
ACT Community Health
Phillip Health Centre
Woden, ACT, Australia

A/Prof. Bill McGuiness (ERG Co-chair)
Wound Clinical Nurse Consultant Alfred Health
La Trobe University
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Bundoora, Victoria, Australia

A/Prof. Laurie Foley
Chief Podiatrist
School of Podiatry
University of Western Australia
Crawley, Western Australia

A/Prof. Laura Bolton
Dept of Surgery (Bioengineering)
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
New Jersey, USA

Michelle Gibb
Nurse Practitioner Wound Management
Wound Healing Community Outreach Service
Institute of Health & Biomedical Innovation
Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Qld.

A/Prof. Allison Cowin
Head, Wound Healing Laboratory
Women's & Children's Health Research Institute
North Adelaide, South Australia

Adjunct Professor Michelle Lee
Nurse Specialist
Queen Mary Hospital
Hong Kong

Prof. Finn Gottrup
Professor of Surgery
Copenhagen Wound Healing Center
Bispebjerg Hospital
Copenhagen, Denmark

Kerry Reid-Searl
Senior Lecturer
Dept of Health Innovation
Central Queensland University
Rockhampton, Queensland

Prof. Keith Harding
Head of Department of Dermatology & Wound Healing
School of Medicine
Heath Park
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Jan Rice
Coordinator Wound Education
Latrobe University World of Wounds Clinical School
Monash Medical School & Alfred Hospital
Prahran, Victoria

Prof. Chistina Lindholm
Professor in Clinical Nursing
Karolinska University Hospital &
Red Cross University College
Stockholm, Sweden

Jillian Swain
Lecturer, School of Occupational Therapy
Curtin University
Faculty Health Sciences
Bentley, Western Australia

Prof. Christine Moffatt
Co-director; Centre for Research and Implementation of Clinical Practice.
St. Luke's Crypt, London, United Kingdom

Terry Swanson
Nurse Practitioner Wound Management
South West Healthcare
Warrnambool, Victoria

Prof. Hiromi Sanada
Graduate School of Medicine
University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan

Tay, Ai Choo
Senior Nurse Clinician
Singapore General Hospital

Prof. Nick Santamaria
Chair of Nursing Research; Translational Research
University of Melbourne & Royal Melbourne Hospital
Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Sue Templeton
Clinical Practice Consultant
Royal District Nursing Service SA Inc.
Clarence Gardens, South Australia

Prof. Greg Schultz
Institute for Wound Research
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida, USA


Ex-Officio members

Wendy White
Wound Care Consultant / Educator
Lake Haven
New South Wales

Prof. Robin Watts
Director of the Western Australian Centre for Evidence Informed Healthcare Practice (WACEIHP)
School of Nursing & Midwifery
Curtin University
Perth, Western Australia

A/Prof. Michael Woodward
Head, Aged and Residential Care
Austin Health, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
Heidelberg West
Victoria, Australia

Grace Frances
Research Project Officer - WACEIHP
JBI Wound Healing & Management Node
School of Nursing & Midwifery
Curtin University
Perth, Western Australia

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