Barts Centre for Trauma Sciences is a hub of excellence for translational trauma research and education.

Our trauma research spans the globe and targets areas of highest clinical need.

C4TS is a world-leading Centre of excellence for translational research at Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry (SMD), Queen Mary University of London. The centre focuses on the immediate post-injury phase, with research into the pathophysiology of injury and a pathway to ensure the translation of research into practice and into policy. World class research is coupled with international education and dissemination programmes to improve care and outcomes of trauma patients worldwide.

Our primary clinical partner is the Royal London Hospital Major Trauma Centre.


Traumatic injury is caused by various forces from outside of the body, which can either be blunt or penetrating (sharp). Blunt trauma includes falls, road traffic crashes; crush injuries, assaults (punches, kicks) and burns. Penetrating trauma involves shooting, stabbing or falling onto a sharp object (known as impalement).

Traumatic injury is the leading cause of death for people aged under 44 in the UK

Over 17,000 people in the UK die from traumatic injury every year

For every trauma fatality, between three and four patients survive with a serious or permanent disability

Many people that experience a physical trauma also experience psychological and emotional difficulties which can sometimes be long lasting.

C4TS Newsletter

Our quarterly Newsletters cover more trauma facts, discuss our research projects and events. 

Latest News

First Pan London Trauma Symposium a Success

The first pan London Major Trauma Symposium on 14 Dec 2016 attracted over 350 people.

16th December 2016

Lifetime Achievement Award for Trauma Research

C4TS lead Professor Karim Brohi, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Resuscitation Science from the American Heart Association.

24th November 2016

Work with us: two research nurse (or AHP) positions available

We are looking for 2 research nurses (or AHPs) to join the C4TS team.

21st November 2016