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Jennifer Byrnes (RN, STN, WMNP, MN (NurPrac), Grad Cert STN, Cert Wound Mgt) has worked at Royal Darwin Hospital since 2002 as a wound management nurse and stomal therapist, and in 2009 she became the first Nurse Practitioner appointed in the Northern Territory. In this time she has dealt with numerous unusual and challenging wounds, and was also involved in advising and implementation of wound management for mass trauma cases such as the second Bali bombing, 2005, and the Timor crisis in 2006. Professional positions held include President of Australian Wound Management Association NT Branch, NT Chapter Chair for the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP), and NT State Representative for the Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses (AASTN).

Keryln Carville (RN, STN(Cred), PhD) is Professor of Primary Health Care & Community Nursing at Silver Chain and Curtin University, Western Australia. Keryln has extensive clinical experience and is committed to research and education within the domains of wound and ostomy care. Keryln was appointed an Inaugural Fellow of the Australian Wound Management Association in 2006. She is Chair of the Australian Pressure Injury Advisory Panel, Chair of the AWMA Australian Wound Standards Committee, and Chair of the Evidence Committee of the International Wound Infection Institute.

Kerrie Coleman (Dip ApSc, BNSc, MN clinical (wound management), MN (Chronic Disease)) is a Nurse Practitioner in wound management and is a part of the multidisciplinary Skin Integrity Service at the Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital. Kerrie has extensive clinical experience in wound management and quality-of-life and chronic wounds. Kerrie has a focus on improving standards of holistic patient-focused evidence-based care and is currently involved in research projects involving pressure injury and nutrition, venous leg ulcers, and diabetic wound healing and hyperbaric therapy. In 2009 Kerrie was honoured with an Excellence in Clinical Practice Improvements award for the district in relation to her work in wound management and research.

Allison Cowin (BSc (Honours), PhD) is Professor of Regenerative Medicine at the Mawson Institute, University of South Australia. She is a leading researcher in the area of wound healing and scar formation. Professor Cowin was the Founder and inaugural President of the Australasian Wound & Tissue Repair Society and is joint editor of Wound Practice & Research. She is on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Wound Repair and Regeneration, is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, and a Fellow of the Australian Wound Management Association.

Dr Denise Findlay (MBBS, MEd, FRACGP) is a GP and medical educator working in GP training. She has had a special interest in wound management for over 20 years and for most of that time has coordinated a multidisciplinary wound clinic. She has been involved in a number of national randomised controlled trials of wound dressings, and conducts nurse and GP education workshops focusing on wound management in primary care. Denise has also written wound articles for numerous journals and a chapter for The Oxford Textbook of Family Practice.

Kerry May is the Allied Health Director – SouthEast Sector at Monash Health, and until April 2012, the Podiatry Manager and Diabetic Foot Unit Coordinator at the Royal Melbourne Hospital for over 10 years. Kerry has a Bachelor of Podiatry, a Graduate Diploma in Vocational Education and Training, and a Master of Gerontology. Her role at the Royal Melbourne Hospital involved establishing a Diabetic Foot Unit with Associate Professor Paul Wraight to ensure that people with diabetes-related foot complications were provided with evidence-based management by a multidisciplinary team passionate about limb preservation and patient quality of life across the continuum of care. Kerry has represented Allied Health on the Australian Wound Management Association, and is a founding member of the Advanced Practicing Podiatrist – High Risk Foot Group.

Lisa Nissen (BPHARM, PhD, FHKAPH, FSHP, FPS) is Professor and Head of the School of Clinical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology. She has worked in both rural and metropolitan hospital and community pharmacy practice. Her research focuses on the Quality Use of Medicines in the wider community, and the expansion of roles for pharmacists, including pharmacist prescribing and the expansion of pharmacy practice into other cognitive service delivery areas, including sleep and pain. Her key practice philosophy is based on integrated, patients-focused, team-based care. Lisa was the 2002 PSA Young Pharmacist of the Year and the 2008 Pharmacist of the Year. Lisa was awarded Australian University Teaching Excellence awards in 2008 and 2013.

Pui Ling (Iris) Li is a Co-ordinator of the Wound Management and Pressure Injury Prevention Program in the Hunter New England Local Health District, New South Wales. She has been involved in the Pressure Injury Prevention Program since 2009, which won the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission Award in 2009. Iris completed her nursing Masters degree in 2005. She has had papers on pressure injury prevention published in peer-reviewed journals. She is also a Conjoint Lecturer of the University of Newcastle.

Anne Purcell (RN, RM, NP, BN, MN (Nur Prac), PhD candidate) commenced her nursing training at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Sydney, New South Wales, in 1976. Following a background in high dependency and medical paediatrics, Anne moved into community nursing due to her passion for the speciality of wound management. After completing advanced practice studies with the Wound Foundation of Australia she followed with a Bachelor of Nursing and Masters of Nursing (Nurse Prac) with the University of Newcastle, New South Wales. Anne has been authorised as a Nurse Practitioner for seven years in the speciality of wound management and is currently practising within the Central Coast Local Health District Community Nursing Service and sub-acute facilities. Anne is undertaking a PhD with Griffith University Gold Coast, Queensland, investigating topical anaesthesia and painful chronic leg ulcers.

Sue Quarmby is a nurse educator with extensive experience in wound management. She has been instrumental in establishing and implementing moist wound management projects in several tertiary hospitals throughout Australia and South Africa, and has been conducting postgraduate courses in wound management through various institutions for the past fifteen years. Sue has been a long standing AWMA committee member and was a co-founder of the AWMA Education and Professional Development Sub-Committee. Sue is currently coordinating a Short Course Program at University of Tasmania School of Medicine.

Tabatha Rando (RN, MNP, Grad Dip CHN, Grad Cert STN, Cert Wound Mgt, Dip FLM, Cert IV WAT) is a dynamic registered nurse who has worked as a Clinical Nurse Consultant in Wound Management for over 16 years, in community nursing and in the acute, subacute, and aged healthcare sectors in Victoria. In 2010, she was appointed to a senior Clinical Governance position within the Royal District Nursing Service in South Australia. Tabatha is a part President of the Wound Management Association of Victoria, and is currently the National Vice-President of the AWMA. She has also served on the AWMA as the National Membership Secretary. As an author and invited speaker locally, nationally, and internationally, she has a focus on improving standards of holistic person-centred evidence-based care.

Robyn Rayner (RN, BSc (Nursing), Postgrad Health Admin, Master Wound Care) is employed as an Education Project Officer for WoundsWest in Western Australia and coordinates the Silver Chain Bunbury Community Wound Clinic. She is a sessional tutor at Monash University for the Masters of Wound Care Program. Robyn is a member of the Australian Wound Management Association (AWMA) Restructure Committee and the Venous Leg Ulcer Guideline Development Group. She was employed by the Australian Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel to undertake a comprehensive review of the literature and compile the evidence for updating the current Australian Pressure Ulcer Guidelines. Robyn has numerous publications to her credit.

Jan Rice is a Registered Nurse with over 35 years' experience in surgical nursing. In 2005 Jan co-authored a textbook: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nursing. In 2006 Jan was awarded Fellowship to the Australian Wound Management Association (FAWMA). She chairs the Education group within the APUAP guideline committee, is a member of the AWMA Educational and Professional Development sub-committee, and of the Venous Leg Ulcer Guidelines Development sub-committee, and past President of Wound Management Association Victoria. She obtained Masters in Wound Care in 2009 and currently runs her own consultancy business, offering wound care consultations, mostly in aged care settings, but she also runs a clinic in a large medical centre In Melbourne. She is and has been an Interplast volunteer for over 15 years.

Nadira Ruzehaji (BAppSc (Podiatry), BSc (Hons), PhD) has 10 years' of podiatric medicine experience, which includes treatment of patients with delayed wound healing. This stimulated her special interest in understanding more about the regulation and mechanisms involved in wound healing and led to her decision to return to post-graduate studies in 2007. She obtained her PhD in the wound healing laboratory of Professor Allison Cowin at the Women's & Children's Health Research Institute in 2013. Nadira is currently emplyed as a postdoctoral research associate in the Institut Cochin, INSERM, in Paris.

Dianne Smith (MB BS (Qld) 1977, Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine (Monash) 2000) has been a Senior Medical Officer in the Primary Care Unit of the Emergency Medicine Department at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital for the past 18 years. Her prior training and work has been in general practice. Dianne heads the hospital's Multidisciplinary Chronic Wound Clinic. This clinic provides an average of 1700 wound consultations a year. Dianne studied dermatology in her Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine, which was completed in 1999. She has been an active member of QWCA and AWMA since 1998.

Anneliese Spinks is a research scientist at CSIRO, and concurrently holds an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow position at Griffith University. She completed her PhD in Public Health at the University of Queensland in 2007. Anneliese has a strong interest in the social and environmental determinants of health and wellbeing, with a particular emphasis on the multiple barriers faced by vulnerable populations. During her career, Anneliese has developed strong expertise in community and population-based research methodology, including the implementation of longitudinal and cross-sectional studies. She also has experience with large administrative data sets and translating existing data into meaningful outcome indicators.

Sue Templeton is currently the Nurse Practitioner Wound Management for RDNS SA Ltd. Sue's career in wound management began in 1987. She has extensive experience in hospital and community sectors managing individuals with a variety of acute and chronic wounds. Sue was President of the Australian Wound Management Association South Australia (AWMA(SA)) 2009–2012 and Vice President of the Australian Wound Management Association (AWMA) from 2010 to 2012. Sue delivers clinical care to individuals with wounds, provides clinical consultancy services, develops and delivers education to health practitioners in a variety of settings, develops policies and tools, publishes and presents, and is involved with several significant projects and boards at a local, state, and national level. She is passionate about improving quality of care and achieving optimal outcomes for all persons with a wound.

Jason Wasiak has completed post-graduate courses in intensive care, adult education, and epidemiology. He has published in the area of burns care and evidence-based medicine. He has a wealth of experience in systematic review methodology and has published a number of Cochrane systematic reviews. He also has a strong interest in bridging the gap between research theory and clinical practice in a hospital setting.

James Waters (BBiotech (Honours), PhD) completed undergraduate and post-graduate studies in biotechnology and molecular biology at Flinders University (Adelaide, Australia). Dr Waters was then employed as a postdoctoral research associate at Durham University (Durham, UK) where his research interests included hair follicle development, epithelial stem cell biology, and epithelial reprogramming. Dr Waters was a postdoctoral researcher in the Wound Healing Laboratory at the Women's and Children's Health Research Institute, Adelaide, where he investigated the mechanistic role of Flightless I in wound healing. He currently studies Dental Surgery at the University of Adelaide.

Cathy Watson (RN, RM, NP, BA, Post Grad Dip in Adv Nursing (Women's Health), MCHN, MNSc (Nurse Practitioner)), PhD completed her nursing training at St Vincent's Hospital in 1985. She has had a wide experience in general and midwifery nursing, and enjoyed working in remote locations in Australia and overseas. She now works as a women's health nurse practitioner at the Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne, and is involved in research at University of Melbourne.

Wendy White (MWoundCare, BEd, RN, Plast. Cert. MACN, FAWMA) is an Advanced Practitioner and educator in New South Wales. She is an invited expert on advisory and working groups and has contributed to international consensus documents specific to minimising wound-related pain and optimising wellbeing for those living with wounds. She has served on Australian Wound Management Association (AMWA) state executive committees, National Education sub-committees, and was Chair, Scientific Program, 9th National AWMA Conference. She actively promotes a person-focused, interdisciplinary approach in the prevention and care of those with or at risk of wounds. Wendy is a recipient of an AWMA Fellowship in recognition of her contribution to clinical practice, education, research, and leadership in wound management throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific.

Associate Professor Michael Woodward is Head of the Wound Management Clinic at Austin Health in Melbourne. He is a specialist in geriatric medicine with major interests in wound management, quality use of medications, nutrition, and sleep. He is also Head of Aged Care Research at Austin Health and is involved in several research trials of new therapies for chronic wounds, especially leg ulcers. He is Immediate Past President of the Australian Wound Management Association, which represents 3000 of Australia's experts in wound management and has a very active annual Wound Awareness Week.

Paul Wraight is a Clinical Associate Professor of the University of Melbourne and Head of the Diabetic Foot Unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. After specialising as an endocrinologist, Paul completed his PhD into 'Improving clinical outcomes for patients with diabetes related foot complications'. He continues to undertake and publish clinical research in the area of the diabetic foot. He is currently the Australian representative for the International Working Group of the Diabetic Foot and is chair of the Australian Diabetic Foot Network, a working group of Australian Diabetes Society.










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