EWMA 2019, 5-7 June


Council member

Date of Birth: 13 March 1972

Current Position:

PhD Scolar, Curtin University, School of Nursing and Midwifery

Research Associate, Curtin University



Period:              1995-1999
University:        University of Western Australia,
Degree:             BSc Archaeology, Anatomy and Human Biology

Period:              1999-2000
University:        Curtin University, School of Biomedical Sciences
Degree:             First Class Honours in Biomedical Sciences

Period:              2004-2006
University:        School of Business, Curtin University
Degree:             MBA

Period:              November 2013
Institution:        Joanna Briggs Institute (Adelaide University)
Certification:     Certified Systematic Reviewer

Period:              2012- present
University:        Curtin University, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Degree:             PhD Scholar


Period:              April 2015 – present
University:        Curtin University
Position:            Research Associate

Period:              November 2013 – present
University:        University of Western Australia, School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology
Position:            Adjunct Research Fellow

Period:              September 2015- April 2015
Company:         WHIA
Position:            Director of Research (Contract role)

Period:              September 2011 – August 2015
University:        Curtin University, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Position:            Research Associate/Project Officer
Research:          Wound Innovation CRC Grant Project 3.13
Teaching:          Sessional academic

Period:              July 2010 – May 2011
Company:         KCI Medical (Wound Care Devices)
Position:           Territory Manager

Period:              2007 - 2010
Company:         Convatec (Wound Care Devices)


Undergraduate Research project (Curtin University) Physical Anthropology
Postgraduate University: Ph.D. thesis entitled “Determining Risk Factors for Surgical Wound Dehiscence, Development and Validation of a risk assessment tool” in progress, due for submission mid-2016.


Board Deputy Chair, Wounds Australia (formerly Australian Wound Management Association)
President Wound Management Innovation CRC Student Association
Council Member, European Wound Management Association


•    Inaugural Wound Innovation CRC Student Prize for Best Poster 2013
•    Winifred Felle Education Grant Recipient 2014
•    Mark Liveris Award Best Oral Paper, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University 2014
•    Rye Pharmaceuticals New Investigator Award, Research and Policy, Presented at AWMA National Conference 2014


February 2015: currently involved in the facilitation of enhancement of the CRC Wound Management Innovation HDR student programme through initiatives such as induction programs and training modules in Good Clinical Practice and Good Laboratory Practice.


Period:    Teaching Role:

2002        Tutor, ANHB units; Anatomy and Physiology, Neuroanatomy

2013        Sessional lecturer, Curtin University, Evidence Informed Health Practice (EIHP)

GRANT FUNDING  (Total $1.3 million since 2011)


Fonding BodyTypeClsDetails$ AUS
CRC WoundProject 3.13Prof Keryln Carville
Kylie Sandy-Hodgetts
Develop and validate risk assessment tool in the clinical setting$846,000
Winifred Felle Education GrantTravelKylie Sandy-HodgettsCanadian Association of Wound Care – Toronto, Canada, paper on cost analysis of surgical wound dehiscence in a community setting$2,000
CRC WoundProject 3.30Kylie Sandy-Hodgetts
Prof Keryln Carville

Effectiveness of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in the prevention of surgical wound dehiscence following abdominal surgery: a multicentre randomised control trial$953,000


Sandy-Hodgetts, K. Carville, K and Leslie, G (2013) Determining Risk factors for Surgical Wound Dehiscence – a Review of the Literature.  International Wound Journal 2013 May. doi:10.1111/iwj.12088
Sandy-Hodgetts, K and Watts, R (2013) Effectiveness of topical negative pressure in the prevention of surgical wound complications – a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. JBI Reports 10.2013: 11(9):12-23. doi: 10.11124/jbisrir-2013-909
Sandy-Hodgetts, K and Watts, R (2015) Effectiveness of topical negative pressure in the prevention of surgical wound complications – a systematic review and meta-analysis. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports 2015; 13(1) 253 – 303.  doi: 10.11124/jbisrir-2015-1687.
Sandy-Hodgetts, K. Leslie, G.D.L. Lewin, G and Carville, K (in press) Surgical wound dehiscence in patients referred to a Western Australian community nursing service during 2010:  time and cost to healing.  Journal of Wound Care