UK Plastic Surgery 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 secretariat@bapras.org.uk

Wales



Location
Swansea

University/Centre
The Reconstructive Surgery & Regenerative Medicine Research Group (Reconregen), Swansea University 
Welsh Centre for Burns & Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital 

Research Focus
Tissue Engineering
3D bio-printing
Patient reported outcome measures
The use of Big Data in Plastic Surgery     

Research Lead
Professor Iain S Whitaker


Scotland



Location
Glasgow

University/Centre
Canniesburn Unit, Glasgow University

Research Focus
Peripheral nerve reconstruction
Tissue engineering (nerve)
Microsurgery

Research Lead
Professor Andrew Hart


Northern



Location
Manchester

University/Centre
Manchester University

Research Focus
Tissue engineering (vascular, tendon & nerve)
Major trauma
Complex limb reconstruction
Upper limb anatomy and biomechanics
Burns (scars)

Research Leads
Mr Jason Wong

Mr Adam Reid

Professor Vivien Lees

Professor Mamta Shah


Location
Bradford

University/Centre
Plastic Surgery Burns Research Unit (PSBRU), Centre for Skin Sciences, University of Bradford

Research Focus
Wound healing

Research Lead
Mr Ajay Mahajan


Location
Liverpool

University/Centre
Edge Hill University

Research Focus
Burns (outcome studies / scarring)
Laser

Research Lead
Professor Kayvan Shokrollahi


Location
Leeds

University/Centre
University of Leeds 

Research Focus
Hand transplantation surgery

Research Lead
Professor Simon Kay


Midlands



Location
Birmingham

University/Centre
Scar Free Centre for Burns Research, University Hospitals Birmingham 

Research Focus
Biological pathways in burn injury (inflammation and scarring)

Research Lead
Mr Naeim Moiemen


Southern



Location
Oxford

University/Centre
Oxford University

Research Focus
Dupuytrens Disease (fibrosis and inflammation)
Genetics and epidemiology of hand conditions

Research Leads
Professor Jagdeep Nanchahal
Professor Dominic Furniss


Location
Oxford/London

University/Centre
Oxford University
Imperial College London NHS

Research Focus
Clinical trials and translational research in musculoskeletal surgery
Reconstructive Surgery Trials Network (RSTN)

Research Lead
Professor Abhilash Jain


Location
Norwich

University/Centre
NRP Melanoma Group 
University of East Anglia

Research Focus
Melanoma

Research Lead
Professor Marc Moncrieff 


Location
Aylesbury

University/Centre
Restore Burn and Wound Research

Research Focus
Wound healing/scarring

Research Lead
Mr Jon Pleat


Location
Chelmsford

University/Centre
St Andrews Anglia Ruskin Burns and Plastic Surgery Research Unit (StAAR)

Research Focus
Burns and wound healing

Research Lead
Professor Peter Dziewulski


Location
Bristol 

University/Centre
Scar Free Foundation Centre for Children's Burns Research
University of Bristol

Research Focus
Paediatric burns

Research Lead
Mr Ian Mackie (Surgical Lead)


‚ÄčLondon



Location
London

University/Centre
Blizard Institute - Centre for Cell Biology and Cutaneous Research, Barts/QMUL

Research Focus
Microsurgical simulation

Research Lead
Professor Simon Myers


Location
London

University/Centre
Royal Free Hospital; Centre for Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine, UCL

Research Focus
Fat transfer for scleroderma
Facial transplantation
Tissue engineering (fat)

Research Lead
Professor Peter Butler


Location
London

University/Centre
St Georges Hospital

Research Focus
Skin cancer

Research Lead
Professor Barry Powell


Location
Middlesex

University/Centre
RAFT, Mount Vernon Hospital

Research Focus
Tissue engineering (fat and bone)
Wound healing


Location
East Grinstead

University/Centre
Blond McIndoe Research Foundation 

Research Focus
Scarring

Research Lead
Professor Tony Metcalfe