Our work

Our scientists use original and cutting edge techniques to analyse the chemicals and cells that are altered when skin is burned, in the hope that the new knowledge can translate into world-class, real applications

— Jonathon Pleat, Director of Research

Current projects

Thermal Cooling

The benefit of using cold water to reduce the effect of a burn has been a first aid measure for over two thousand years. Hugh Wright MA BM BCh MRCS is researching the simple but unknown question of why cold reduces the burn effects so that a cream or pill can be produced to imitate…

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Manipulation of the Immune System for Skin Grafts

Fadi Issa MA BMBCh MRCS DPhil is looking at ways of helping patients with extensive burns that need skin grafts. He’s looking at Treg cells, a type of immune cell, that can stop the body rejecting a skin graft. His work holds vast promise in transplants of all kinds. He works at the John Radcliffe…

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PROMS (Patient Related Outcomes Measures)

Catrin Griffith BSc MSc in Bristol is using a PROMs questionnaire to measure how patients cope with both the pain and the psycho-social effects of being burned. Her findings will help the NHS effectively treat patients by better understanding their emotional and physical needs. She currently works at the Centre for Appearance Research, UWE. A…

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Publications

The Duke of Kent research fellows are working tirelessly to make advances in burn and scar treatments. Listed here are some of the most recent and notable publications in the form of both papers in peer reviewed journals, as well as books and book chapters. Papers published Allin B, Ceresa C, Issa F,  Casey G,…

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