Research Units

Below is a list of plastic surgery units, the university or institution they collaborate with, and the research they are involved with. To add a unit to the list, please email

Bradford Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit (University of Bradford)
Burns, cutaneous wound healing, stem cell application

Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit, Glasgow (University of Glasgow)
Peripheral nerve reconstruction, tissue engineering, bioengineering, microvascular anatomy, microsurgical reconstruction, breast reconstruction

Charing Cross Hospital, London (Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology)
Fracture healing, Dupuytren's disease

North Bristol NHS Trust (University of Bristol)
Vascular biology

Edinburgh Plastic Surgery Unit (Royal Hospital for Sick Children and St John’s Hospital, University of Edinburgh)
Cleft lip and palate, velopharyngeal function, 3d facial imaging, hand surgery (adult and congenital), ear reconstruction, tissue engineering, anatomy

Great Ormond Street London (Institute of Child Health)
Cleft lip and palate

Guys's and St Thomas Hospital, London (MicrosurgeryInstitute 4)
Microsurgery, flaps

John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford (University of Oxford, Oxford Craniofacial Unit)
Genetics of craniofacial conditons, transplant tolerance, polymer technology, developmental psychology and early interventions

Department of Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, Leeds General Infirmary (University of Umea/Leeds University)
Peripheral nerve reconstruction, neurobiology of nerve injury and regeneration, tissue engineering, congenital hand

Morriston Hospital, Swansea (Swansea University)
Burns, wound healing

Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead (Blond McIndoe Research Foundation)
Burns, cutaneous wound healing

Royal Free Hospital, London (Restoration of Appearance & Function Trust (RAFT)/ University College London
Tendon repair, wound healing, tissue engineering, facial transplantation

Royal London Hospital (Centre for Cutaneous Research)
Cutaneous wound healing

Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
Burns, wound healing and problem scarring

St George's Hospital, London (Molecular and Metabolic Signaling Centre)
Skin cancer (melanoma)

Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury (Restore Burn and Wound Research)
Burns and wound healing

Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester (University of Manchester Healing Foundation Centre/ University of Manchester UK Centre for Tissue Engineering)
Wound healing, tissue engineering