Dr Cuttle is an NHMRC Research Fellow with the Centre for Children's Burns and Trauma Research (CCBTR).
Dr Cuttle is the Laboratory Research Manager and Deputy Director of Professor Roy Kimble's Centre for Children's Burns and Trauma Research at the Royal Children's Hospital. She commenced work with the Centre for Children's Burns and Trauma Research in 2002. The main aims of the centre include discovering new treatments to help wounds (particularly burns) to heal without scarring and to compare currently available therapies.
The main research interest of Dr Cuttle is to improve acute treatment of children with burn injuries, i.e. during the time window immediately pre-burn and for 24-48 hours post-burn. To achieve this she is working on several different projects around this theme: 1) to publically promote awareness of first aid and its benefits to the healing burn wound, 2) to enhance the beneficial effects of first aid and to develop the optimal acute treatment for burn injuries, 3) to provide proof for the relationship between heat and tissue damage which is critical for medico-legal purposes and prevention and legislative requirements, 4) to examine the levels of pain experienced by children with burn injuries and pain-reducing effectiveness of currently available treatments, 5) to examine the relationship between pain, pain-mediating molecules and the wound healing response.