Kylie Sandy-Hodgetts

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    • The University of Western Australia (M318), 35 Stirling Highway,

      6009 Perth


    • 12 Citations
    • 2 h-Index
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    Personal profile


    Dr Sandy-Hodgetts is a Senior Research Fellow/Senior Lecturer at the Burns Injury Research Unit, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Western Australia.  Kylie is the immediate Past Chair, Board Wounds Australia and was the inaugural Deputy Chair. Kylie has served on a number of boards including the European Wound Management Association (EWMA), Council Member and board member Cooperating Organisations Board EWMA.  Kylie is the Founder and inaugural President of the International Surgical Wound Complications Advisory Panel (ISWCAP), a culmination of her research activity and doctoral work into early identification and prevention of surgical wound complications. Her research interests are in wound healing, prevention, risk assessment and clincial trials.  Kylie is Director of the Skin Integrity Clinical Trials Unit, (SKICTU), UWA. 

    External positions

    Board Director, Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention

    2019 → …

    President , International Surgical Wound Complications Advisory Panel (ISWCAP)

    2019 → …

    Chairman Board, Wounds Australia


    Council Member, European Wound Management Association



    • Medical Devices
    • Diagnostics
    • Medicine and Pharma
    • Clinical Trials
    • Translation
    • wound healing
    • Preventive medicine
    • Research Methods

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    Surgical Wound Dehiscence Medicine & Life Sciences
    Surgical Wound Infection Medicine & Life Sciences
    Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy Medicine & Life Sciences
    Clinical Protocols Medicine & Life Sciences
    Randomized Controlled Trials Medicine & Life Sciences
    Anti-Bacterial Agents Medicine & Life Sciences
    Wounds and Injuries Medicine & Life Sciences
    Bandages Medicine & Life Sciences

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    Research Output 2016 2019

    • 12 Citations
    • 2 h-Index
    • 5 Article
    • 1 Editorial

    The Perth Surgical Wound Dehiscence Risk Assessment Tool (PSWDRAT): development and prospective validation in the clinical setting

    Sandy-Hodgetts, K., Caryille, K., Santamaria, N., Parsons, R. & Leslie, G. D., 2 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Wound Care. 28, 6, p. 332-344 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    1 Citation (Scopus)

    A survey of practice and opinions on the use of topical antibiotics to prevent surgical site infection: More confusion than consensus

    Cooper, C., Horner, C., Barlow, G., Stryja, J., Sandy-Hodgetts, K., Guise, T. & Humphreys, H., 1 Jul 2018, In : Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 73, 7, p. 1978-1983 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Surgical Wound Infection
    Anti-Bacterial Agents
    Delivery of Health Care

    Surgical wound dehiscence: A conceptual framework for patient assessment

    Sandy-Hodgetts, K., Carville, K. & Leslie, G. D., 1 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Wound Care. 27, 3, p. 119-126 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Surgical Wound Dehiscence
    Intraoperative Period
    Risk Management
    Postoperative Period

    What is in a name?

    Sandy-Hodgetts, K., 2018, In : Journal of Wound Care. 27, 4

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    3 Citations (Scopus)

    Prevention of postsurgical wound dehiscence after abdominal surgery with NPWT: A multicentre randomised controlled trial protocol

    Sandy-Hodgetts, K., Leslie, G. D., Parsons, R., Zeps, N. & Carville, K., 1 Feb 2017, In : Journal of Wound Care. 26, p. S23-S26

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Surgical Wound Dehiscence
    Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy
    Clinical Protocols
    Randomized Controlled Trials
    Wounds and Injuries

    Projects 2019 2021

    Activities 2017 2019

    • 1 Practicum/ WIL, clinical or field work, service learning supervision
    • 1 Media communications

    Masterclass: Research Methods in Wound Care

    Kylie Sandy-Hodgetts (Coordinator)
    18 Oct 2019

    Activity: Teaching and learningPracticum/ WIL, clinical or field work, service learning supervision

    Studio 10 - Wounds Awareness Week Health Promotion Campaign

    Kylie Sandy-Hodgetts (Speaker)
    4 Jul 2017

    Activity: Service and engagementMedia communications