Wound healing is a coordinated and overlapping series of biological responses to the injury, where the first stage is haemostasis, the control of bleeding. Over 5 million people a year die from major trauma injuries globally. A large portion of these deaths are attributed to haemorrhage (uncontrolled bleeding), in a civilian setting 30–40% and in a military setting up to 90% of casualties with potentially survivable injuries die due to haemorrhage. Death due to haemorrhage is considered a preventable death and it is this clinical need that provides the drives this project.

Supervisor: Dr Amanda Kijas ( & Prof Alan Rowan