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Centre for Conflict Wound Research

Opened by Scar Free Foundation Patron Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex and based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, The Scar Free Foundation Centre for Conflict Wound Research is the world's first specialist military and civilian wound research centre. Its main aim is to minimise the psychological and physical impact of scarring and limb loss among armed forces personnel injured in service and civilians wounded in terrorist attacks.

The Centre has been established in partnership with the University of Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England, and the CASEVAC Club, which represents injured veterans from recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Research undertaken at the centre is principally funded by the Chancellor using LIBOR funds, alongside additional support from the Foundation’s partners, the Ana Leaf Foundation and JP Moulton Charitable Foundation.

Click below to find out more about the three flagship projects the Centre will lead in its first three years.