Blair is currently completing his PhD with the Fiona Wood Foundation looking at the long term impact of burn injury on circulating cells. Blair recently published Pediatric Burn Survivors Have Long-Term Immune Dysfunction With Diminished Vaccine Response. Blair’s recent publication looks at the impact of burn injury on your immune system. This study concludes that burn injury has an ongoing impact on the immune system in paediatric burn survivors at least 3 years following a non-severe burn injury. The impact on the immune system can lead to other diseases later in life and this study shows that even less severe burns can have a lasting impact on your immune system.
Blair’s connection with Fiona Wood actually goes further than just his research. As a child, Blair suffered full-thickness burns to his hand after touching a log that had rolled out of the fire. He was flown to Princess Margaret Hospital, and it was here that eleven-month-old Blair was treated by Fiona. Little did Blair know that he would later end up working with Fiona and the team in burns research.
We are proud of our multi-talented team; Blair also plays a major role behind the scenes as the Foundation’s very own videographer for our teams Facebook videos. To see some of the great work Blair does, head to our Facebook.
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