2018 Cutaneous Biology

A/Prof Leila Cuttle

Leila Cuttle is an NHMRC Career Development Fellow and Associate Professor in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the Queensland University of Technology. She is the Program Leader of the Tissue Repair and Regeneration Program at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and the head of the Children’s Burns and Trauma laboratory at the Centre for Children’s Health Research. She has conducted children’s burns research for the past 16 years and her work has changed policy and practice internationally. She has also lead translational research for: the rigorous assessment of novel wound healing therapies, strategies to reduce pain/anxiety for distressing medical procedures, and developing evidenced-based guidelines for burn prevention legislation. She has published 64 papers, many of which have been highly cited and influential in the field and has been awarded over $5m in grant funding, including continuous NHMRC and other Fellowship funding since 2006. She is past secretary of the Australasian Wound and Tissue Repair Society (2012-2016) and now serves on the Executive Committee. She is currently on the conference organising committee for the 2018 Australian and New Zealand Burn Association conference as well as the Cutaneous Biology 2018 conference. Her current research focusses on understanding the biochemical, physiological and pathological changes which occur during burn wound injury and healing, to develop better diagnostics and therapeutics for children with burn wounds.

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