Participate in current research studies

  • Collaborating with the University of Western Australia and the Telethon Kids Institute, we are undertaking a novel research project called "Childhood Health and Immunity Post-burn (CHIP)." This study seeks to investigate the long-term health implications of burn injuries on the immune system, focusing on how these injuries might impact the effectiveness of vaccinations.

    For more information, click here. 

    Approved by Child and Adolescent Health Service ethics committee RGS number: 0000005988 v.1 08/05/2023

  • The CocoKids Study is a collaborative initiative by the Fiona Wood Foundation, Telethon Kids Institute, Murdoch University and Perth Children's Hospital. This study aims to enhance the treatment of burn injuries in children by comparing the efficacy of sorbolene cream, the standard treatment, with a coconut oil formulated for clinical trial, after healing.

    For more information, click here 

    Approved by Child and Adolescent Health Service ethics committee RGS number: RGS0000003254 

  • Murdoch University is conducting the Healthy Ageing Study to explore the link between biological ageing and brain function. They are seeking participants aged 40 and above for research examining physiology, brain function, and cognitive and motor functions across different ages. For more details or to participate, interested individuals are encouraged to contact the study organizers.

    For more information, click here. 


  • Burn injury is likely to drive changes in the brain, known as neuroplasticity, but we do not know if neuroplasticity following burn injury is functionally beneficial or maladaptive. If we can harness beneficial neuroplasticity, we can develop interventions to target the brain and enhance patient outcomes following burn injury. We are conducting 3 studies to examine brain changes following burn injury: An Intervention Study, A Tracking Study, A Persistent Changes Study.

    For more information, click here. 

    This study has been approved by the SMHS Ethics committee RGS0000004279

  • Originally part of the 'Blue Healer' pilot, the Surfing Intervention: Move to Improve Program, shown to enhance physical, psychological well-being, and family relationships in children with cystic fibrosis, is now inviting children with various chronic health conditions, including post-burn injuries, to participate. This free program explores the benefits of family-based surfing activities. Eligible participants are children aged 7-18 with specific chronic health conditions and their families. Participants will be divided into a surfing group and a control group, with opportunities for all involved at the program's conclusion.

    For more information, click here. 

  • This study is exploring the long-term metabolic effects of non-severe burns. The initial phase analyzed various health responses in burn patients. Now entering phase two, the study seeks uninjured individuals for a crucial one-time metabolic assessment, comparing results with burn survivors to improve patient recovery strategies.

    We are looking for the following particpants:

    • Females who are 18-38 or 48-52 years old
    • Males who are 34-38, 43-52 or 67-71 years old

    For more information, click here 

    This study has been approved by the SMHS Human Research Ethics Committee RGS0000004645


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