Networks and collaborations
Advancement of any kind hinges not only on world-leading expertise, but also on the strength of the expert's collaboration and networks. Engineers, scientists and civil and military clinicians frequently have their own languages and systems for 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- or even organisation-specific grouping.
With the Centre being comprised of the unique collaborations of civilian engineers and scientists working alongside military doctors, we are able to work more effectively towards our central goals of 1) improving the mitigation of injury through addressing specific clinical areas and 2) increasing lifelong health and quality of life after blast injury by developing and advancing treatment, rehabilitation and recovery.
Click through the images below to learn more about the different collaborations and networks that link the Centre's engineers, scientists and clinicians with those across the globe, thus enabling world-leading research and technical advancements in blast and blast injury.
Trauma Bioengineering Network
The Trauma Bioengineering Network brings together a critical mass of scientists, clinicians, engineers and other innovators to drive the development of technologies and services to improve health and increase quality of life after traumatic injury, including ballistic-, blast- and flash-related trauma.
Surgical Training Network
The Centre's Surgical Training Network trains surgeons from as far afield as Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Algeria in the latest amputation and knee-salvaging techniques, drawing on surgical advancements made during and after the Afghanistan (2001 -2014) and Iraq (2003 – 2011) conflicts.
London Military Trauma Network
The London Military Trauma Network is a collaborative effort that includes the Centre, Royal London Hospital and Queen Mary, University of London. The aim of this network is to identify collaborative links in order to effectively translate military learning for civilian benefit as well as to maintain and enhance military medical expertise.
The advance study has the aim to improve sustained transition into civilian life for present and future British military battlefield casualties by providing high level evidence of their long term cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and other physical, mental health and psychosocial related outcomes.
Exceed International Disability Research Network
The Exceed International Disability Research Network (ERN) is a research consortium which identifies and addresses Prosthetic and Orthotic (P&O) and disability research
issues in LMICs. It involves researchers and practitioners from organisations from in Europe, Asia, North America and Asia Pacific and uses pooled expertise to build capacity and deliver research that understands and responds to relevant issues in local contexts.
The Paediatric Blast Injury Partnership
The Paediatric Blast Injury Partnership brings together expert individuals, institutions, INGOs, patients, caregivers and communities committed to finding practical solutions to the challenges of paediatric blast injury. It works across the continuum of blast casualty, from point of wounding, through rehabilitation and beyond.