Centre for Burns Research

The Scar Free Foundation Centre for Burns Research looks at understanding how the body responds to burn injury and developing new treatments.

The centre is based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and is a partnership between University Hospitals Birmingham, University of Birmingham, Ministry of Defence, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, University College London and the Royal Free Hospital in London.

It is part of the “Burns Collective” (a Scar Free Foundation Initiative) which also supports the Bristol Centre for Children’s Burns Research.

The Birmingham centre is supported by Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) and funded for five years with £1.5m investment from the Healing Foundation and funds from partner organisations of £4.5m.

The centre is led by the Director, Mr Naiem Moiemen, a consultant in burns and plastics at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.