Tanja Klotz

Tanja Klotz

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Tanja has worked as the Burns Occupational Therapist at the Adult Burns Unit for South Australia at the Royal Adelaide Hospital since 2003. In the latter half of that time her job description has increasingly added work in hand therapy. She has been actively involved in ANZBA (Australian & New Zealand Burns Association), is a member of the ABA (American Burns Association) and an Associate member of the AHTA.

Tanja has presented numerous times at ANZBA conferences and in 2019 at the European, American and Asia Pacific Burn conferences. She presents annually the Burns Therapy workshops to OT students of the University of South Australia and Flinders University.

In 2019 she graduated from the Masters of Clinical Science (U of Adel) after completing a systematic review on the effect of moisturisers on scars. in 2020 she has also received Burn Therapist certification with the American Burn Association.

  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science
    University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Applied Science (OT)
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    Masters of Clinical Science University of Adelaide Australia
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Klotz, T., Ibrahim, A., Maddern, G., Caplash, Y., & Wagstaff, M. (2022). Devices measuring transepidermal water loss: A systematic review of measurement properties. Skin Research and Technology, 43 pages.
    DOI
    2021 Schmitt, B., Heath, K., Kurmis, R., Klotz, T., Wagstaff, M. J. D., & Greenwood, J. (2021). Early physiotherapy experience with a biodegradable polyurethane dermal substitute: Therapy guidelines for use. Burns, 47(5), 1074-1083.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2021 Klotz, T., Maddern, G., Caplash, Y., & Wagstaff, M. (2021). Devices measuring transepidermal water loss of the skin. JBI Evidence Synthesis, 19(10), 2893-2903.
    DOI Scopus1
    2020 Klotz, T., Munn, Z., Aromataris, E. C., & Greenwood, J. E. (2020). Imiquimod to prevent keloid recurrence post excision: A systematic review and meta-analysis.. Wound repair and regeneration : official publication of the Wound Healing Society [and] the European Tissue Repair Society, 28(1), 145-156.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4 Europe PMC1
    2020 Klotz, T., & Kurmis, R. (2020). Reliability testing of the Matching Assessment using Photographs of Scars App. Wound Repair and Regeneration, 28(5), 676-683.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS2
    2017 Klotz, T., Munn, Z., Aromataris, E., & Greenwood, J. (2017). The effect of moisturizers or creams on scars: A systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 15(1), 15-19.
    DOI Scopus3 Europe PMC2
    2017 Klotz, T., Kurmis, R., Munn, Z., Heath, K., & Greenwood, J. (2017). Moisturisers in scar management following burn: a survey report. Burns, 43(5), 965-972.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2015 Klotz, T., Kurmis, R., Munn, Z., Heath, K., & Greenwood, J. (2015). The effectiveness of moisturizers in the management of burn scars following burn injury: a systematic review.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13(10), 291-315.
    DOI Europe PMC3
    2012 Nedelec, B., Serghiou, M. A., Niszczak, J., McMahon, M., & Healey, T. (2012). Practice Guidelines for Early Ambulation of Burn Survivors after Lower Extremity Grafts. JOURNAL OF BURN CARE & RESEARCH, 33(3), 319-329.
    DOI WoS27 Europe PMC15
    2009 Richard, R., Baryza, M. J., Carr, J. A., Dewey, W. S., Dougherty, M. E., Forbes-Duchart, L., . . . Young, A. (2009). Burn Rehabilitation and Research: Proceedings of a Consensus Summit. JOURNAL OF BURN CARE & RESEARCH, 30(4), 543-573.
    DOI WoS83 Europe PMC51
    Klotz, T., & Kurmis, R. (n.d.). 2 - Considerations for the development of an App to measure burn patient outcomes: an international IT perspective.
    DOI

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