Autumn Researcher Highlight

Dr Kylie Sandy-Hodgetts has been recognised in the prestigious Journal of Wound Care & World Union of Wound Healing Societies Awards. This award recognises international excellence in the practice and research of wound care. Competing against 20 international entrants in the ‘Innovation in Surgical Site Infection’ category, we are proud to announce Kylie was awarded first place for her innovation in surgical wounds treatment.

Kylie is a clinical trialist and translational research scientist based at UWA. Her research speciality is prevention of surgical wound complications and she is Chief Investigator of a number of clinical trials. Awarded first place for her innovation in surgical wounds treatment, Dr Sandy-Hodgetts’ research provides clinicians a diagnostic tool to predict the risk of wound complications such as dehiscence. Dehiscence is where the edges of a surgical wound come apart. The ability to predict those who are susceptible to wound breakdown after surgery, will significantly improve the recovery outcomes for patients and prevent further wound complications. 

We are very proud of Kylie’s international recognition in the prestigious World Union of Wound Healing Societies Award. 

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