Our Clinical Priorities reflect the most signficant conditions arising from blast injury, including:
|Blast Pelvis||Foot and Ankle|
|Traumatic Brain Injury||Hearing|
|Heterotopic Ossification||Neck and Spine|
The size of the Centre is fluid with at least 30 active researchers focused on our Clinical Priorities. These studies are augmented by an education programme for our early career researchers, with the aim to educate the wider research community about this new and important field of endeavour.
The Centre strategy and goals require a multisystem and multi-scale collaborative approach. Engineers, scientists, civil and military clinicians frequently have their own languages and systems of representing knowledge. The Centre facilitates the transfer of information and understanding at the interfaces of each of the disciplines in order to produce results that could not be obtained within a discipline-specific grouping.
The Centre also conducts public engagement activities, including at the Imperial Festival, National Army Museum and a military theatrical production. A key aim of this public engagement is to maintain a strong focus on the intended beneficiaries of the work of the Centre: serving and injured military personnel and veterans.
Having already provided its research into Combat Boots, Blast Mats, Nerve Damage and Future Survivors to the MOD and DSTL, the Centre also influences current military medical procedures in regard to the use of the pelvic binder, publishing all its research outputs in the open literature.