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
Stoke Mandeville and High Wycombe

University/Centre
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Restore Burn and Wound Research
University of Oxford

Research Focus

Clinical observational studies and randomised controlled trials
Patient reported outcome measures
Translational research in skin allotransplantation
Translational research in wound healing
Spinal cord injury related reconstructive surgery


Research Lead
Mr James Chan
Mr Jeremy Rodrigues
Mr Fadi Issa


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
London

University/Centre
Royal Marsden Hospital/Institute of Cancer Research

Research Focus

Translational research in radiation fibrosis

Translational research in implant capsule-related pathologies (contracture and ALCL)

Translational research in lymphoedema

Clinical research (observational and RCT) in radiotherapy and breast reconstruction (PRADA) and microsurgery for lymphoedema

Research Lead
Mr Aadil Khan



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