Research on NCCU

NCCU is involved in a large number of research projects and some of our consultant group hold academic appointments within the Clinical School of Medicine of the University of Cambridge.

We have an active research seminar programme which links to the University Division of Anaesthesia headed by Prof. David Menon, one of the NCCU consultants. Each seminar is summarised in a blog post on this site, listed below, to provide education for the fellows and trainees on the unit.

We have strong links locally with the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre, which is co-located with NCCU; the John van Geest Centre for Brain RepairCambridge Neurosciences, amongst others.

Some of the major, multi centre studies we are currently involved with are:

CENTER-TBI UK Collaborative European NeuroTrauma Effectiveness Research in TBI: a prospective longitudinal observational study

Blood flow, metabolism and oedema in severe head injury

WOLLF: Wound management of Open Lower Limb Fractures

RESCUE-ASDH – Randomised Evaluation of Surgery with Craniectomy for patients Undergoing Evacuation of Acute Subdural Haematoma

FIXDT – UK Fixation of Distal Tibia Fractures

In addition there are a large number of locally run studies in areas such as blood transfusion following brain injury, mathematical modelling of cardiovascular physiology, rhabdomyolysis, and brain-periosteral interactions.

Current Research Projects

Recent Publications