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Clinical management: Dr Amber Young
Nursing research: Karen Coy
Psychosocial recovery and support: Prof Di Harcourt
Prevention: Prof Alison Kemp


Team publications since August 2012


Deave, T., Hawkins, A., Kumar, A., Hayes, M., Cooper, N., Watson, M., Ablewhite, J., Coupland, C., Sutton, A., Majsak-Newman, G., Daid, L., Goodenough, T., Beckett, K., McColl, E., Reading, R. and Kendrick, D., Evaluating implementation of a fire-prevention injury prevention briefing in children's centres: Cluster randomised controlled trial. PLOS ONE, 2017. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0172584

Hollén, L., Coy, K., Day, A., Young, A., Resuscitation using less fluid does not have a negative impact on hydration status in children with moderate sized scalds: a prospective single-centre UK study. Burns, 2016. doi:10.1016/j.burns.2017.04.011

Ikpeme, M., Emond, A., Mytton, J. and Hollén, L., G143(P) Ethnic inequalities in paediatric burns: Findings from a systematic review and analyses of hospital episodes statistics data from 2009 to 2015.  Archives of Disease in Childhood 2017;102:A59.

Johnson, E., Maguire, S., Hollén, L., Nuttall, D., Rea, D., Kemp, A. Agents, mechanisms and clinical features of non-scald burns in children: A prospective UK study. Burns, 2017. doi:10.1016/j.burns.2017.01.036.

Kandiyali, R., Sarginson, J., Hollén, L., Spickett-Jones, F., Young, A. The management of small area burns and unexpected post-burn illness in children under five years of age - a costing study in the English healthcare setting. Burns, 2017. doi:10.1016/j.burns.2017.06.005

Kemp, A., Hollén, L., Emond, A., Nuttall, D., Rea, D. and Maguire, S. Raising suspicion of maltreatment from burns: Derivation and validation of the BuRN-Tool. Burns, 2017. doi:10.1016/j.burns.2017.08.018

Kendrick, D., Ablewhite, J., Achana, F., Benford, P., Clacy, R., Coffey, F., et al. Keeping Children Safe: a multicentre programme of research to increase the evidence base for preventing unintentional injuries in the home in the under-fives. Programme Grants for Applied Research, 2017. doi:10.3310/pgfar05140  

Mytton, J., Goodenough, T. and Novak, C., Children and young people’s behaviour in accidental dwelling fires: A systematic review of the qualitative literature. Safety Science, 2017. doi:10.1016/j.ssci.2017.03.019

Nurmatov, U., Mullen, S., Quinn-Scoggins, H., Mann, M., Kemp, A. The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of first aid interventions for burns given to caregivers of children: A systematic review. Burns, 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2017.05.022

Slade, E., Thorn, R., Lovering, A., Young, A. and Reynolds, D., In-vitro discrimination of wound associated bacteria by volatile compound profiling using Selected Ion Flow Tube – Mass Spectrometry. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 2017. doi:10.1111/jam.13473

Young, A., Agreement on what to measure in randomised controlled trials in burn care: study protocol for the development of a Core Outcome Set. BMJ Open, 2017. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017267


Davies, A., Spickett-Jones, F., Brock, P., Coy, K. and Young, A., Variations in guideline use and practice relating to diagnosis and management of infection in paediatric burns services in England and Wales: a national survey. Burns, 2016. doi:10.1016/j.burns.2016.07.032

Emond, A., Sheahan, C., Mytton, J. and Hollén, L. Developmental and behavioural associations of burns and scalds in children – a prospective population-based study. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 2016. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2016-311644

Garbett, K., Harcourt, D. and Buchanan, H., Using online blogs to explore positive outcomes after burn injuries, Journal of Health Psychology, 2016. doi:10.1177/1359105316638549

Griffiths. C., Guest, E., White P., Gaskin E, Rumsey N, Pleat J & Harcourt D.  A systematic review of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) used in adult burn research. Journal of Burn Care & Research, 2016. doi:10.1097/BCR.0000000000000474

Griffiths, C., How are parents affected when their child has an appearance-altering injury?. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 2016; 5(2):79-81. doi: 10.12968/joan.2016.5.2.79

Heath, J., Burn Injuries, in Ayers et al (Eds), Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine, 2016

Heath, J., Depression: An antecedent and consequence of burn-injuries to children. Austin Journal of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, 2016. 3(1): 1046

Johnson, E., Hollén, L., Kemp, A and Maguire, S., Exploring the acceptability of a clinical decision rule to identify paediatric burns due to child abuse or neglect. Emerg Med J, 2016. doi:10.1136/emermed-2014-204568

Lawrence, J., Qadri, A., Cadogan, J. and Harcourt, D., A survey of burn professionals regarding the mental health services available to burn survivors in the United States and United Kingdom. Burns, 2016. doi:10.1016/j.burns.2016.01.021

Pawlik, M., Kemp, A., Maguire, S., Nuttall, D., Feldman, K. and Lindberg, D., Children with burns referred for child abuse evaluation: Burn characteristics and co-existent injuries. Child Abuse & Neglect, 2016;55:.52-61. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2016.03.006

Trevatt, A., Kirkham, E., Allix, B., Greenwood, R., Coy, K., Hollén, L. and Young, A., Lack of a standardised UK care pathway resulting in national variations in management and outcomes of paediatric small area scalds. Burns, 2016;42(6):1241-56. doi:10.1016/j.burns.2016.04.001

Varley, A., Sarginson, J., Young, A.,Evidence-based first aid advice for paediatric burns in the United Kingdom. Burns, 2016; 42.3:571-577. doi:10.1016/j.burns.2015.10.029


Griffiths, C., Rumsey, N., Armstrong-James, L., White, P., Pleat, J. and Harcourt, D., Systematic review of patient reported outcome measures used in child and adolescent burn research, Burns, 2015; 41,2; 212-224. doi:10.1016/j.burns.2014.07.018

Jones, B., Harcourt, D., and Buchanan, H., The experiences of older adults living with an appearance altering burn injury: An exploratory qualitative study. Journal of Health Psychology, 2015. doi: 10.1177/1359105315603473

Pomeroy, S., Treating burn wound infections in children. Nursing in Practice, 2015. Available from

Sarginson, J., Young, A., Advances in burns treatment. In Maconochie I, editor. Recent advances in paediatrics, 2015;26th ed. JP Medical Ltd

Thet, N., Alves, D., Bean, J., Booth, S., Nzakizwanayo, J., Young, A., Jones, B. and Jenkins, T., Prototype Development of the Intelligent Hydrogel Wound Dressing and Its Efficacy in the Detection of Model Pathogenic Wound Biofilms. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015. doi:10.1021/acsami.5b07372

Warwicker, S., Lobo, C., Daliami, N. and Young, A., The safety of general anaesthesia in paediatric patients undergoing the application of Biobrane® for small scalds. Burns, 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2015.02.007


Alves, D., Gaudion, A., Bean, J., Perez Esteban, P., Arnot, T., Harper, D., Kot, W., Hansen, L., Enright, M. and Jenkins, T., Combined use of bacteriophage to reduce staphylococcus aureus biofilm formation. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2014. doi:10.1128/AEM.01789-14

Armstrong-James, L., Coping with changed appearance and body image following a burn injury, Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 2014;3,5:238–241. doi:10.12968/joan.2014.3.5.238

Bean, J., Alves, D., Laabei, M., Esteban, P., Tun Thet, N., Enright, M. and Jenkins, T., Triggered release of bacteriophage K from agarose/hyaluronan hydrogel matrixes by staphylococcus aureus virulence factors. Chemistry of Materials, 2014. doi:10.1021/cm503974g

Deave, T., Towner, E., McColl, E., Reading, R., Sutton, A., Coupland, C., Cooper, N., Stewart, J., Hayes, M., Pitchforth, E., Watson, M., and Kendrick, D., Multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial evaluating implementation of a fire-prevention Injury Prevention Briefing in children’s centres: study protocol. BMC Public Health, 2014;14:69. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-69

Kemp, A., Jones, S., Lawson, Z. and Maguire, S., Patterns of burns and scalds in children. Arch Dis Child, 2014. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2013-304991

Kemp, A., Maguire, S., Lumb, R., Harris, S. and Mann, M., Contact, Cigarette and Flame Burns in Physical Abuse: A Systematic Review. Child Abuse Review, 2014;23:35-47. doi:10.1002/car.2278

Laabei, M., Jamieson, W., Yang, Y., Elsen, J. and Jenkins, T., Investigating the lytic activity and structural properties of Staphylococcus aureus phenol soluble modulin (PSM) peptide toxins. BBA Biomembranes, 2014. doi:10.1016/J.BBAMEM.2014.08.026

Perez Esteban, P., Alves, D., Enright, M., Bean, J., Gaudion, A., Jenkins, T., Young, A. and Arnot, T., Enhancement of the antimicrobial properties of bacteriophage-K via stabilization using oil-in-water nano-emulsions. Biotechnology Progress, 2014. doi:10.1002/btpr.1898

Verey, F., Lyttle, M., Lawson, Z., Greenwood, R. and Young, A., When do children get burnt? Burns, 2014. doi:10.1016/j.burns.2014.01.010

Walker, T., Urriza Rodriguez, D., Coy, K., Hollén, L., Greenwood, R. and Young, A., Impact of reduced resuscitation fluid on outcomes of children with 10–20% body surface area scalds. Burns, 2014. doi:10.1016/j.burns.2014.02.013

Watson, M., Benford, P., Coupland, C., Clacy, R., Hindmarch, P., Majsak-Newman, G., Deave, T. and Kendrick, D., Validation of a home safety questionnaire used in a series of case-control studies. Injury Prevention, 2014. doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2013-041006

Wynn, P., Stewart, J., Kumar, A., Clacy, R., Coffey, F., Cooper, N., Coupland, C., Deave, T., Hayes, M., McColl, E., Reading, R., Sutton, A., Watson, M. and Kendrick, D., Keeping children safe at home: protocol for a case–control study of modifiable risk factors for scalds. Injury Prevention, 2014. doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2014-041255


Davies, M., Maguire, S., Okolie, C., Watkins, W., Kemp, A., How much do parents know about first aid for burns? Burns, 2013;39:1083-1090. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2012.12.015

Deave, T., Goodenough, T., Stewart, J., Towner, E.,  Majsak-Newman, G., Hawkins, A.,  Coupland, C. and Kendrick, D., Contemporary hazards in the home: keeping children safe from thermal injuries. Arch Dis Child, 2013;98:485-489. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-302901

Marshall, S., Hong, S. and Thet, N., Effect of Lipid and Fatty Acid Composition of Phospholipid Vesicles on Long-Term Stability and Their Response to Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa Supernatants. Langmuir, 2013;29:6989-6995. doi:10.1021/la401679u

Marshall, S., Jenkins, T. and Al-Bataineh, S., Studying the cytolytic activity of gas plasma with self-signalling phospholipid vesicles dispersed within a gelatin matrix. Journal of Applied Physics, 2013;46;Article Number:185401. doi:10.1088/0022-3727/46/18/185401

Sarginson, J., Estela, C. and Pomeroy, S., 155 burns caused by hair straighteners in children: A single centre's experience over 5 years. Burns, 2013. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2013.09.025

Pre 2013

Laabei, M., Young, A. and Jenkins, T., In-vitro studies of Toxic Shock Toxin-1 secreting Staphylococcus aureus and implications for burn care in children. Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 2012;31(5):e73-7. doi:10.1097/INF.0b013e3182493b21

Thet, N., Hong, S., Marshall, S., Laabei, M. and Jenkins, A., Visible, colorimetric dissemination between pathogenic strains of Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa using fluorescent dye containing lipid vesicles. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2013;47:574 doi: 10.1016/j.bios.2012.09.019

Zhou, J., Thet, N., Hong, S., Mercer-Chalmers, J., Laabei, M., Young,  A., Jenkins, A., Development of a prototype wound dressing technology which can detect and report colonization by pathogenic bacteria, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2011. doi:10.1016/j.bios.2011.08.028

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