Dr Stacey is a Vascular Surgeon from Perth in Western Australia who, in addition to his clinical and administrative roles, has a long standing active participation in research. He has had an active team of researchers working with him at the University of Western Australia and the University of Notre Dame Australia for more than 20 years. The research has been funded through both competitive research grants and funding from industry.
His research has been primarily in the areas of wound healing and prevention of pressure ulcers in individuals with spinal cord injury. This has encompassed both basic laboratory research using cellular and molecular biology techniques, and clinical trials of new therapies for wound healing. His current studies have been specifically focused on identifying biomarkers for healing of chronic venous leg ulcers; assessing genetic polymorphisms that are associated with the development of venous leg ulcers; and a multi-site observational study to develop a risk assessment for the development of sitting pressure ulcers in individuals with spinal cord injury. The latter study has recruitment sites in both Australia and Canada. Dr Stacey is in the process of establishing research in these and other areas in collaboration with the Population Health Research Institute.