WHIA has established and will maintain close working relationships with key organisations, such as the Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre, universities, hospitals, health networks, medical research entities, statutory bodies, and charitable foundations, which work in the fields of advanced wound management and disease prevention.

WHIA will also focus on facilitating the translation of wound research outcomes into clinical practice and the public domain to raise community awareness of wound prevention and management strategies.

Under the umbrella of WoundsWest, WHIA staff have gained valuable experience in wound research and clinical audits within a wide variety of clinical settings as the lead research or collaborating agency.

Prior research and clinical audits have included studies on the prevalence of wounds, staff knowledge of wounds and clinical proficiency in wound management skills, and the clinical utility of remote consultation using e-health clinical information systems.