Dr Emily Haesler

PhD, BN, P Grad Dip Adv Nurs (gerontics), Fellow Wounds Australia

Dr Emily Haesler

Honorary Senior Lecturer, ANU College of Health and Medicine

Professor, Curtin University, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI)

Associate Professor, La Trobe University, Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care (ACEBAC)

Emily is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Academic Unit of General Practice where she works with the research team on topics related to medical education and doctor empathy. She is an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University and works within the Wound Healing and Management Collaborative at CHIRI, as a researcher, methodologist and educator. She sits on the Executive Committees of the International Wound Infection Institute and the World Alliance for Wound and Lymphoedema Care, and the editorial boards of the Journal of Tissue Viability, Wound Practice and Research and World Council of Enterstomal Therapists (WCET) Journal. Emily works with peak international wound care bodies developing and disseminating evidence-based guidelines in wound management, most notably the International Pressure Injury guideline that is used as the standard of pressure injury prevention and treatment in more than 40 countries.  In 2021, she was awarded Fellowship to Wounds Australia.
She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at La Trobe University within the Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care where she works on aged care research with a focus on dementia management, staff-family relationships and sexuality in older adults.


Areas of expertise:

  • Wound prevention and management
  • Dementia-specific aged care
  • Sexuality in older age
  • Staff-family relationships
  • Patient participation in health
  • Clinical guidelines
  • Doctor empathy
  • Vertical integration in medical education

Research Interests:

  • Medical education research
  • Wound prevention and management
  • Pressure injury
  • Research software solutions

Related sites:

Recent peer reviewed journal publications (2017-2021)

International Wound Infection Institute, Swanson T, Ousey K, Haesler E, Bjarnsholt T, Carville K, Idensohm P, Keast D, Larsen D, Waters N, Weir D. (2022) Wound Infection in Clinical Practice: Principles of Best Practice. Wounds International: UK

Ovington S, Anderson K, Choy M, Haesler E. Experiences of Australian general practitioners during the COVID-19 pandemic: a qualitative study. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 2021; 27(4): XXXVIII-XXXIX.

Haesler E., Pittman J, Cuddigan J, Law S, Chang YY, Balzer K, Berlowitz D, Carville K, Kottner J, Litchford M, Mitchell P, Moore Z, Sigaudo-Roussel D, An exploration of the perspectives of individuals and their caregivers on pressure ulcer/injury prevention and management to inform the development of a clinical guideline. Journal of Tissue Viability, Online 30 Oct 2021.

Bui U, Tehan P, Barakat-Johnson M, Carville K, Haesler E, Lazzarini P, Twigg S, Weller C, Finlayson K. A Scoping Review of Research in Chronic Wounds: Protocol. Wound Practice and Research, 2021; 29(4)

Haesler E. Wound dressings for treatment of radiation dermatitis: a WHAM evidence summary. Wound Practice and Research, 2021; 29(3): 176-179.
Gefen A, Brienza D, Cuddigan J, Haesler E, Kottner, J. Our contemporary understanding of the aetiology of pressure ulcers/injuries. International Wound Journal, online August 2021.

Watts R, Solomans T, Haesler E. WHAM evidence summary: Effectiveness of topical coconut products. World Council of Enterostomal Therapists Journal, 2021; 41(2):32-35.

Haesler E. Topical corticosteroids for prevention and treatment of radiation dermatitis: a WHAM evidence summary. Wound Practice and Research, 2021; 29(1): 55-58.

Haesler E. Wound dressings for prevention of radiation dermatitis: a WHAM evidence summary. Wound Practice and Research, 2021; 29(1): 52-55.

Haesler E. Evidence Summary: Polyhexamethylene biguanide for chronic wounds. Wound Practice and Research, 2020; 28(4): 189-191.

Haesler E. Evidence Summary: Super-oxidised solutions for chronic wounds. Wound Practice and Research, 2020; 28(3).

Haesler E. Resources for pressure injury practice during COVID-19 pandemic. Wound Practice and Research, 2020; 28(2): 48.

Haesler E. and Carville K. Implementing the 2019 International Guideline: Consultation on barriers, facilitators, challenges and resource needs. Wound Practice and Research, 2020; 28(2): 90-96. Runner-up: Comfeel Literary Award for best original research

Haesler E. Evidence Summary: Low friction fabrics for preventing pressure injuries. Wound Practice and Research, 2020; 28(2): 97-98.

Kottner J, Haesler E. The dissemination of the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers Clinical Practice Guideline 2014 in the academic literature, Wound Repair and Regeneration, 2020;28(4):580-583.



Email:  Emily.Haesler@anu.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 5124 2946

Location:  Canberra Hospital, Bdg 4, Level 2, Garran ACT 2605

Centre:  Academic Unit of General Practice

Page last updated on: 17 Feb 2022