Associate Professor Leila Cuttle
Associate Professor Leila Cuttle heads the tissue repair and regeneration program, with research in paediatric burns and trauma. The research examines the cellular mechanisms and processes behind burn tissue pathology.
The research conducted by this area is focussed on tissue remodelling, especially as it pertains to extracellular environments and in particular, the interactions of growth factors and the extracellular matrix (ECM).
The research activity ranges from basic studies on pathogenesis, the molecular mechanisms underpinning these, through to targeted molecular, biochemical and cellular manipulation of cells and tissue to enable repair and regeneration. This has led to the generation of new devices and therapies, as well as prognostic and diagnostic tools to monitor tissue damage and repair.
Our researchers pursue interdisciplinary research, believing that innovative solutions are found at the interface between disciplines. Researchers have highly productive linkages with mathematical modellers, bio-informaticians, bio-engineers, biomaterials scientists, health economics experts, nurses and clinical specialists, and with biotechnology companies and health care service providers. These linkages have spanned the globe and involve industry partners, universities, hospitals and international research institutes.
- Tissue repair and remodelling
- Skin and wound management
- Translational Research Institute (TRI)
- PC2 (physical containment level 2) laboratories
- Materials testing facilities
- Professor Matthew Simpson
- Emeritus Professor Graeme George
- Emeritus Professor Sean McElwain
- Associate Professor Leila Cuttle
- Associate Professor Tim Dargaville
- Adjunct Professor Terry Walsh
- Adjunct Associate Professor David Leavesley
- Dr Rajesh Gupta
- Dr Brett Hollier
- Dr Kerry Manton
- Dr Jacqui McGovern
- Dr Tony Parker
- Dr Jonathon Peake
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Applied mathematics
- Biomedical engineering
- Health services research
- Materials engineering
Evidence of impact
- Clinical development and trial of VitroGro products in conjunction with Tissue Therapies Ltd
- Development of serum free culture technology
- Development of novel 3D cell culture technology
- Novel wound therapeutics and diagnostics
- “Cool Burns for 20 minutes” first aid public education campaign
- Improving clinical practice
IHBI research enquiries
Contact us to find out about research and discovery at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI).
- Phone: 3138 6000