Field: Burns

Location: Lady Cilento Children's Hospital

Type of student: Volunteer/extra-curricular

Type of work: 

  • Clinical work
  • Secondary data analysis

Prerequisite skills: Basic ipad knowledge, good communication skills, Microsoft excel, team skills.

The Centre for Children's Burns and Trauma Research (CCBTR) is based at the Centre for Children's Health Research, next to the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The goal of the CCBTR is to prevent children from sustaining traumatic injuries such as burns and to provide the best evidence-based treatment for children with traumatic injuries. The centre is one of the leading burns and trauma research groups in Australia and was established in 1999 by Professor Roy Kimble who is a burn surgeon and Director of Paediatric Trauma on the Queensland state-wide Trauma Clinical Network. The CCBTR aims to:

1. Identify ways to decrease the number of children with burns and traumatic injuries, and implement these changes
2. Provide scientific evidence for existing treatments and develop novel wound healing treatments for better burn care of children suffering from burns
3. To improve the lives of all children suffering from burns or trauma

We are searching for enthusiastic medical students to join the CCBTR team by attending the Children's Burns Outpatients clinic on allocated mornings to participate in data collection. All new burns patients to the clinic are invited to have data collected which is then stored in the Queensland Paediatric Burns Registry. During clinic students will be expected to approach families discuss the registry and collect a range of paediatric burn specific questions. Students are also encouraged to observe dressing changes, medical and allied health consultations.

If the selected students have shown a high level of commitment to the project, and show an strong interest, they may approach the research team to extend their research experience into writing up of a paper to as far as a PhD.

Time frame: No specified time frame

Visit the CCBTR website


Dr Bronwyn Griffin

Dr Bronwyn Griffin

Clinical Research Manager
Centre for Children's Burns and Trauma Research, Lady Cilento Children's Hospital