Associate Professor Leila Cuttle

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Senior Research Fellow

PhD (University of Queensland), Bachelor of Science with Honours (University of Queensland)

I’m a full-time research, NHMRC Career Development  Fellow working on paediatric burns and trauma research. I work for the School of Biomedical Sciences at the Centre for Children’s Health Research which is beside the Queensland Children’s Hospital in South Brisbane. My research strives to improve outcomes for children with burn injuries and my work is focused in several different areas:

  1. PROMOTE – burn prevention and first aid education messages nationally and internationally
  2. IDENTIFY – potential therapies to stop or reverse burn wound pathology and tissue destruction
  3. DEVELOP – better diagnostics and wound therapies for burn patients
  4. ESTABLISH – national and clinical collaborations and tissue bio banking across Australia and New Zealand, for future burn research and clinical studies or trials

Previously I have also led other research projects including: fetal scarless tissue repair and development of laboratory tools and models to examine burn injury and scar formation.

During my PhD, I determined the optimal first aid treatment for burn injuries. This published work was used to develop guidelines for the treatment of burns internationally and for a “Cool Burns for 20 minutes” first aid public education campaign. This treatment has been shown to lead to decreased requirement for skin grafting operations, decreased admission to intensive care and shorter hospital length of stay for burn patients. It is really satisfying to know that research I conducted during my PhD has lead to improvement in the lives of people who have suffered from a burn injury.

Additional information

Links and photos of my lab and research

 

  • My work has been featured on the QUT website “Real Health Matters”. A short video describing work that happens in my lab can be found here:

http://www.realhealthmatters.org.au/portfolio/leila-cuttle/

  • Want to see the kinds of stuff our lab group gets up to? For some photos check this out:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/147560381@N07/albums/72157675281358953

  • If you want to see some more information on children’s burns and trauma, our Centre for Children’s Burns and Trauma Research website is here:

http://www.ccbtr.com.au/

Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2021
Details
Invited Keynote Presentation "Evidence emerging from the bench". In: Wounds 2020 Conference, Brisbane 4-6 May 2021 ¿ Plenary 1 Emerging Evidence & Innovation on 4th May
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2020
Details
Invited to be on the editorial board of Wound Repair and Regeneration (50 board members internationally) Q1 Surgery 74/451 & Q1 Dermatology 23/146, SJR 0.97,IF 2.471
Type
Membership of Review Panels on Prestigious Grant Applications
Reference year
2020
Details
Grant review for NHMRC Ideas Grants in 2020 and 2019
Type
Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
2019
Details
Appointed as the inaugural Chair of the ANZBA Research Committee and Board Director on the ANZBA Board
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2019
Details
Invited International Talk: Biomarkers for paediatric burn wound healing. In: 12th Asia-Pacific Burn Congress 17th August 2019
Type
Recipient of a Nationally Competitive Research Fellowship
Reference year
2017
Details
NHMRC Career Development Fellowship 1; APP#1130862 Better healing for children's burn injuries; 2017-2020; $425,048
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2014
Details
Awarded a medal by the Stuart Pegg Paediatric Burns Centre, Royal Children's Hospital and Health Services District, for services to children¿s burns
Type
Advisor/Consultant for Community
Reference year
2012
Details
Asked to advise on policy regarding burn first aid treatment and hydrogel dressings by burn care advisors in London, following my presentation at the International Society of Burn Injuries conference in Scotland, September 2012.
Type
Recipient of a Nationally Competitive Research Fellowship
Reference year
2012
Details
Fellowship Type: NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship Project Title: Improving the pre-hospital treatment and acute management of burned children External Reference :1035907 Years Awarded: 2012-2015 Total Funding Awarded: $355,276
Type
Advisor/Consultant for Industry
Reference year
2011
Details
The Clinical Practice Guidelines of Queensland Ambulance Service were updated in April 2011, to change the treatment irrigation time of burn wounds from 10 to 20 minutes and to revise the recommendations regarding the use of hydrogel dressings on burn wounds, on the basis of my research.
Title
The use of Biomarkers in Children to Predict Healing Potential and Optimise Burn Wound Care
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1160492
Start year
2019
Keywords
Burn Injury;Pathology;Wound Healing;Diagnostic Applications;Child Health
Title
Better healing for children's burn injuries
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1130862
Start year
2017
Keywords
Burn Injury;Pathology;Injury Prevention;Wound Healing;Wound Re-epithelialisation
Title
Improving the pre-hospital treatment and acute management of burned children
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1035907
Start year
2012
Keywords
burns;burn injury;wound healing;wound repair;pathology