Participate in current research studies

  • The University of Western Australia is looking for people in the Perth metro area who have a visible scar (it does not have to be a burn scar) to participate in a trial to reduce scarring.

    To be eligible you must have a visible scar that is at least 1 year old and aged between 18-and 60.

    If you are interested, please contact the research team:

    Phone 0480 370 824 or via email FSH.BurnResearch@health.wa.gov.au  

    The research team undertaking the Solaria Lox Scar Cream trial have had their scientific journal titled Topical application of an irreversible small molecule inhibitor of lysyl oxidases ameliorates skin scarring and fibrosis published by Nature Communications.

    This review, undertaken before the trial, has indicated that the Solaria cream is a promising treatment for improving scar appearance and stiffness.

    View the publication by clicking here.

  • Are you a patient or survivor of a heat burn injury from flame, contact or hot liquid?

    Care for someone who has experienced a heat burn injury from flame, contact or hot liquid?

    Are you a health care professional who treats patients with thermal burns?

    If you answered yes to any of the above, the research team at the University of Bristol would appreciate your help in completing a survey that will assist them in determining the top ten research priorities for global burns care. 

    You can access the survey by scanning the QR code on the poster or head to their website via this link.

  • Murdoch University are seeking participants aged 18+ to participate in their Healthy Ageing Study, which examines physiology, brain function, and cognitive and motor function across the lifespan.

    Further information is provided on the posters below.

    If you are interested and would like to learn more about this study, please contact:

    Dr Luke Whiley: luke.whiley@murdoch.edu.au  or

    Dr Ann-Maree Vallence: ann-maree.vallence@murdoch.edu.au  

     

  • Burn injury is likely to drive changes in the brain, known as neuroplasticity, but we do not know if neuroplasticity following burn injury is functionally beneficial or maladaptive. If we can harness beneficial neuroplasticity, we can develop interventions to target the brain and enhance patient outcomes following burn injury.

    Hear from Professor Fiona Wood about the study and how you can help by watching this video .

    We are conducting 3 studies to examine brain changes following burn injury.

    1. An Intervention Study. This study requires attendance at 5 x 45-minute sessions in which we will target the brain with non-invasive stimulation to determine whether it can improve functional outcomes. This study also requires attendance at 3 x 2-hour sessions in which we measure brain activity, movement control, and sensation.
    2. A Tracking Study. This requires attendance at 3 x 2 hours sessions in which we measure brain activity, movement control, and sensation. The sessions will be separated by 4-6 weeks and can be aligned with clinical follow-up visits.
    3. A Persistent Changes Study. This study will assess patients 1-5 years post initial burn. It requires participants to initially attend a 1 x 2-hour session in which we measure brain activity, movement control and sensation. Participants may be asked to meet with the research team one year after the first session.

     For further information on these studies and what is involved, please watch this video from our research team by​ clicking here.

    If you are interested in participating in either of these studies, please contact the research team:

    Phone 0409 420 152 or via email FSH.BurnResearch@health.wa.gov.au

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