The Burns and Trauma research group strives to improve outcomes for children with burn injuries. This is done by publicly promoting awareness of first aid treatment and its benefits to the healing burn wound.

Additionally the team is working to determine what conditions are required for burn injuries to occur – which is important for preventing burn injuries and developing effective legislation and product safety. They are also investigating what pathological processes occur in the skin after burns and how these could be altered in order to improve wound healing. Other areas of focus include seeking to understand the relationship between pain, stress and the wound healing response; and comparing currently available wound healing treatments to develop best practice and to develop new therapies which are more effective.