A/Prof Emily Haesler

Emily Haesler PhD, BN, P Grad Dip Adv Nurs (gerontics)

Honorary Senior Lecturer

Emily is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Academic Unit of General Practice where she works with the team on medical education research. She is currently working on international clinical guidelines and research in wound care and a number of systematic reviews. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Curtin University and works closely with the Wound Healing and Management node and peak bodies around the world on developing and disseminating evidence-based guidelines in wound management. She is an Honorary Associate at La Trobe University and work on aged care research.

Area of Professional Interest

Emily’s primary area of interest is methodology for evidence-based clinical guidelines. She has extensive experience as a methodologist in Australia and internationally. Her work involves critical appraisal, systematic review, recommendation development, academic writing, guideline dissemination, development of associated educational resources and, importantly, educating clinicians in research methodology and critical appraisal skills. Her areas of research interest include wound care, aged care, professional-family relationships and men’s health.

Career Highlights

  • International collaboration with multidisciplinary wound care professionals through the development of international clinical guidelines
  • Methodologist for the first international venous leg ulcer guideline
  • Comfeel Literary Award for best review publication in Wound Research and Practice journal in 2012
  • Engaging with the men’s sheds interviewees who kindly donated their time to discuss their involvement with men’s sheds and their health, many of whom proudly showed their personal sheds.

Current Research Projects

  1. Methodologist for the 2014/2019 International Clinical Guideline for the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Injuries (with the Pan-Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance, the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel)
  2. Promoting consumer engagement in clinical guideline development (with NPUAP, EPUAP and PPPIA)
  3. Translating evidence into clinical practice in wound care (with Wound Healing and Management Node, Curtin University)
  4. The effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions to support the functional activities of people living with dementia (with Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care, La Trobe University)
  5. Factors that promote or inhibit the recognition of sexuality as a component of health care for older people (with Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care, La Trobe University)
  6. Developing a natural wound dressing for use in low and middle resource countries (with Worthing Hospital, Worthing, UK)
  7. Efficacy of pulsed currents in prevention and treatment of pressure injuries based on clinical effects and results of basic research (with Academy of Physical Education, Katowice, Poland)
  8. Preventie van drukzweer: strategie voor de toekomst in ouderenzorg Nederland (with Radboud UMC, Nijmegen, Netherlands)
  9. Various aspects of wound care, including wound management strategies used in developing countries (systematic reviews with Wound Healing and Management Node, Curtin University)

Recent Peer–reviewed Journal Publications

  1. Haesler E, Carville K, Haesler PPriority issues for pressure injury research: an Australian consensus study. Nursing in Research and Health, 2018: DOI: 10.1002/nur.21878
  2. Haesler E, Skin care to reduce the risk of pressure injuries. Wound Practice and Research, 2018 26(2):111-113
  3. Haesler E, Moisture Associated Skin Damage: Classification and Assessment. Wound Practice and Research, 2018 26(2):113-116
  4. Haesler E, Frescos N, Rayner R. The fundamental goal of wound prevention: recent best evidence. Wound Practice and Research, 2018; 26(1): 16-24.
  5. Haesler E, Pressure injuries: Active support surfaces for preventing and treating pressure injuries Wound Practice and Research, 2018; 26(1): 50-41.
  6. Bauer M, Fetherstonhaugh D, Haesler E, Beattie E, Hill K, Poulos C. The impact of nurse and care staff education on functional ability of individuals with dementia living in aged care: A systematic review Nurse Education Today, 2018; 67:27-45. (IF: 1.59)
  7. Sturgiss E, Elmitt N, Haesler E, van Weel C, Sargent, G. Douglas K. The role of the family doctor in the management of adults with obesity: a scoping review. BMJ Open, 2018; 8(2):e019367 (IF 2.271)
  8. Haesler E, Pressure Injuries: Preventing medical device related pressure injuries. Wound Practice and Research, 2017; 25(4): 214-216.
  9. Haesler E, Preventing heel pressure injuries with prophylactic dressing. Wound Practice and Research, 2017; 25(4): 210-212.
  10. Haesler E, Pressure Injuries: Preventing heel pressure injuries with positioning. Wound Practice and Research, 2017; 25(4): 212-214.
  11. Haesler E, White, W. Minimising wound-related pain: A discussion of traditional wound dressings and topical agents used in low-resource communities. Wound Practice and Research 2017; 25(3):138-144
  12. Haesler E, Aloe vera gel for wound management in low resource communities. Wound Practice and Research 2017; 25(2):115-117
  13. Sturgiss E, Elmitt N, Haesler E, van Weel C, Douglas K. Feasibility and acceptability of a physician-delivered weight management programme, Family Practice, 2017; 34( 1): 43-48 (IF 2.02)
  14. Sturgiss E, Haesler E, Elmitt N, Douglas K, Obesity management in primary care, The Lancet, 2017; 389(10079): 1605 (IF 44.02)
  15. Haesler E, Lymphoedema: Exercise. Wound Practice and Research, 2017; 25(1)
  16. Sturgiss E, Haesler E, Elmitt N, van Weel C, Douglas K.  Increasing general practitioners’ confidence and self-efficacy in managing obesity: a mixed methods study. BMJ Open, 2017; 7(1) (IF 2.271)
  17. Carville K., Scott J, Haesler E. Standards for Wound Prevention and Management. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 2017; 24(8):44