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Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery, Reconstructive Microsurgery,
Congenital Melanocytic Naevus
M.B.B.S. - University of Melbourne
Heather's research interests are primarily focussed on burn
injury and its management.
She has been a co-investigator in clinical trials examining the
effect of intravenous lignocaine and virtual reality on pain
management in burn injury and co-authored several reviews relevant
to the treatment of burn injury published in the Cochrane database
of systematic reviews and clinical journals.
In 2008, she re-established the Skin Tissue culture laboratory
at the Alfred Hospital, which is currently involved in basic
research into the characteristics of skin stem cells and culturing
of keratinocytes, in collaboration with the Epithelial Stem Cell
Biology laboratory at Peter McCallum Hospital. She has also
collaborated with the Monash Institute for Medical Research in
researching the role of inflammatory cytokines in burn injuries.
She is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Department of Surgery,
Monash University, and a member of the Court of Examiners, Royal
Australasian College of Surgeons.
She is a reviewer for the journal Burns and peer referee for the
Cochrane Wounds Group. She was instrumental in establishing the
Bi-national Burns Registry, a clinical registry aimed at improving
the standard of burn care in Australia and New Zealand through
monitoring and benchmarking outcomes in all ANZ burns units, and is
a member of the steering committee for this registry.
Publications in the last 5 years: