Research

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Accepted/In press

Perkins M, Cleland H, Gabbe BJ & Tracy LM (accepted 30/05/2022). Concordance between coding sources of burn size and depth across Australian and New Zealand specialist burn services. Health Information Management Journal. doi: 10.1177/18333583221135710

2023

Lo CH, Tracy LM, Lam C, Kimble R, & Wong She R (2023). In-hospital outcomes of paediatric burn injuries managed in children’s hospitals compared to general hospitals. Burns, 49(6): 1297-1297.

Tracy LM, Kurmis R, Heath K, & Edgar D (2023). Adherence with early allied health assessments in specialist burn services. Journal of Burn Care & Research, 44(3): 675-684. doi: 10.1093/jbcr/irac153

Tracy LM, Gold M, Braaf S, & Cleland H (2023). Treatment Decisions in Patients with Potentially Non-Survivable Burn Injury in Australia and New Zealand: A Registry-based Study. Journal of Burn Care & Research, 44(3): 675-684. doi: 10.1093/jbcr/irac017

Singer Y, Gabbe BJ, Cleland H, Holden D, Schnekenburger M, & Tracy LM (2023). The association between out of hours burn centre admission and in-hospital outcomes in patients with severe burns. Burns, 49(5): 1062-1072. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2022.08.002

Reeder S, Cleland HJ, Gold M, & Tracy LM (2023). Exploring Clinicians’ Decision-Making Processes about End-of-Life Care After Burns: A Qualitative Interview study. Burns, 49(3): 595-606. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2022.12.001

Tracy LM, Gabbe BJ, & Beck B (2023). Friction Burns in Cyclists: An Under-recognised Problem. Injury, 54(4): 1119-1124. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2023.02.029

2022

Kurmis R, Nicholls C, Singer Y, Edgar DW, Wood FM, Gabbe BJ, & Tracy LM (2022). An investigation of early enteral nutrition provision in major burn patients in Australia and New Zealand. Nutrition & Dietetics, 79(5): 582-589. doi: 10.1111/1747-0080.12746

Tracy LM, Braaf S, Gold M, & Cleland HJ (2022). Burn Care Specialists’ Views Towards End of Life Decision-Making in Patients with Severe Burn Injury: Findings from an Online Survey in Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Burn Care & Research, 43(6): 1322-1328. doi: 10.1093/jbcr/irac030

Tracy LM, Darton A, Gabbe BJ, Heath K, Kurmis R, Lisec C, Lo C, Singer Y, Wood FM, & Cleland H (2022). Examining the patient profile and variance of management and in-hospital outcomes for Australian adult burns patients. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 92(10): 2641-2647. doi: 10.1111/ans.17985

Tracy LM, Lo CH, Cleland HJ, Teague WJ, & Gabbe BJ (2022). Early impact of COVID-19 pandemic on burn injuries, admissions, and care in a statewide burn service. European Burns Journal, 3(3): 447-456. doi: 10.3390/ebj3030039

Hong R, Perkins M, Gabbe BJ & Tracy LM (2022). Comparing peak burn injury times and characteristics in Australia and New Zealand. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(15): 9578. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19159578

Singer Y, Tracy LM, Menezes H, Cleland H, Perrett T, Wood F, Harvey L (2022). “The home, the bathroom, the taps, and hot water”: The contextual characteristics of tap water scalds in Australia and New Zealand. Burns, 48(4): 1004-1012. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2021.08.022

Cleland H, Tracy LM, Padiglione A, & Stewardson A (2022). Patterns of multidrug resistant organism acquisition in an adult specialist burns service: A retrospective review. Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control, 11: 82. doi: 10.1186/s13756-022-01123-w

Perkins M, Wood F, Griffin B, Gus E, Carney B, Teague WJ, & Tracy LM (2022). Variation in burn wound management approaches for paediatric burn patients in Australia and New Zealand. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 92(4): 753-758. doi: 10.1111/ans.17435

2021

Gong J, Tracy LM, Edgar DW, Wood F, Singer Y, & Gabbe BJ (2021). Poorer first aid after burn is associated with remoteness in Australia: Where to from here? Australian Journal of Rural Health, 29(4): 521-529. doi: 10.1111/ajr.12752

McLure M, Macneil F, Wood FM, Cuttle L, Eastwood K, Bray J, & Tracy LM (2021). A Rapid Review of Burns First Aid Guidelines: Is There Consistency Across International Guidelines? Cureus 13(6): e15779. doi: 10.7759/cureus.15779

Connolly S, Bertinetti M, Teague WJ, Gabbe BJ, & Tracy LM (2021). Sunburn Injuries Admitted to Burn Services in Australia and New Zealand. JAMA Dermatology, 157(6):729-731. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2021.1110

Tracy LM, Cleland H, Cameron PA & Gabbe BJ (2021). Pain assessment following burn injury in Australia and New Zealand: Variation in prevalence and impact on in-hospital outcomes. Australasian Emergency Care, 24(1): 73-79. doi: 10.1016/j.auec.2020.07.007

Perkins M, Abesamis GMM, Cleland H, Gabbe BJ, & Tracy LM (2021). Association between gender and outcomes of acute burns patients. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 91(1-2): 83-88. doi: 10.1111/ans.16426

Tracy LM, Cameron PA, Singer Y, Earnest A, Wood F, Cleland H, & Gabbe BJ (2021). Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis practice and its effect on outcomes in Australia and New Zealand burns patients. Burns & Trauma, 9: tkaa044. doi: 10.1093/burnst/tkaa044

Gong J, Singer Y, Cleland H, Wood F, Cameron P, Tracy LM, & Gabbe BJ (2021). Driving improved burns care and patient outcomes through clinical registry data: A review of quality indicators in the Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand. Burns, 47(1): 14-24. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2020.01.005

2020

Kumfor F, Tracy LM, Wei G, Chen Y, Dominguez D JF, Whittle S, Wearne T, & Kelly M (2020). Social and Affective Neuroscience: An Australian Perspective. SCAN, 15(9): 965-980. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsaa133

Tracy LM, Singer Y, Schrale R, Gong J, Darton A, Wood F, Kurmis R, Edgar D, Cleland H, & Gabbe BJ (2020). Epidemiology of burn injury in older adults: An Australian and New Zealand perspective. Scars, Burns & Healing, 6: 1-11. doi: 10.1177/2059513120952336

Karos K, McPharland J, Bunzli S, Devan H, Hirsh A, Kapos F, Keogh E, Moore D, Tracy LM, & Ashton-James C (2020). The Social Threats of COVID-19 for People With Chronic Pain. PAIN, 161(10): 2229-2235. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002004

Tracy LM, Dyson K, Le Mercier L, Cleland H, McInnes JA, Cameron PA, Singer Y, Edgar DW, Darton A, & Gabbe BJ (2020). Variation in documented inhalation injury rates following burn injury in Australia and New Zealand. Injury, 51(5): 1152-1157. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2019.11.023

Tracy LM, Edgar DW, Schrale R, Cleland H, & Gabbe BJ, On behalf of the BRANZ Adult Long Term Outcomes pilot, project participating sites, and working party (2020). Predictors of itch and pain in the 12 months following burn injury: Findings from the Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand. Burns & Trauma, 8:tkz004. doi: 10.1093/burnst/tkz004

2019

McInnes JA, Cleland, HA, Cameron PA, Darton A, Tracy LM, Wood FM, Singer Y, & Gabbe BJ (2019). Epidemiology of burn-related fatalities in Australia and New Zealand, 2009-2015. Burns, 45 (7):1553-1561. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2019.07.003

Williams DP, Tracy LM, Gerado GM, Rahman T, Spangler DP, Koenig J, & Thayer JF (2019). Sex moderates the relationship between resting heart rate variability and self-reported difficulties in emotion regulation. Emotion, 19 (6): 922-1001. doi: 10.1037/emo0000500

McInnes JA, Cleland H, Tracy LM, Darton A, Wood FM, Perrett T, & Gabbe BJ (2019). Epidemiology of work-related burn injuries presenting to burn centres in Australia and New Zealand. Burns, 45 (2): 484-493. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2018.09.011

2018

Tracy LM, Koenig J, Georgiou-Karistianis N, Gibson SJ, & Giummarra MJ (2018). Heart rate variability is associated with thermal heat pain threshold in males, but not females. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 131 (September): 37-43. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2018.02.017

Petersen KK, Andersen HH, Tsukamoto M, Tracy LM, Koenig J, & Ardent-Nielsen L (2018). The effects of propranolol on heart rate variability and quantitative, mechanistic, pain profiling: A randomised placebo-controlled crossover study. Scandinavian Journal of Pain, 18 (3): 479-489. doi: 10.1515/sjpain-2018-0054

Tracy LM, Jarczok MN, Ellis RJ, Bach C, Hillecke TK, Thayer JF, & Koenig, J (2018). Heart rate variability and sensitivity to experimentally induced pain: A replication. Pain Practice, 18 (5): 687-689. doi: 10.1111/papr.12652

Tracy LM, Gibson SJ, Labuschange I, Georgiou-Karistianis N, & Giummarra MJ (2018). Intranasal oxytocin reduces heart rate variability during a mental arithmetic task: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over study. Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 81: 408-415. doi: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2017.08.016

2017

Tracy LM (2017). Psychosocial factors and their influence on the experience of pain. PAIN Reports, 2 (4): e602. doi: 10.1097/PR9.0000000000000602

Tracy LM & Giummarra, M.J. (2017). Sex differences in empathy for pain: What is the role of autonomic regulation? Psychophysiology, 54 (10): 1549-1558. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12895

Tracy LM, Gibson SJ, Georgiou-Karistianis N, & Giummarra MJ (2017). Effects of explicit cueing and ambiguity on the anticipation and experience of a painful thermal stimulus. PLoS ONE, 12 (8): e0183650. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0183650

Tracy LM, Labuschagne I, Georgiou-Karistianis N, Gibson SJ, & Giummarra MJ (2017). Sex-specific effects of intranasal oxytocin on thermal pain perception: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over study. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 83, 101-110. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2017.05.028

2016

Tracy LM, Georgiou-Karistianis N, Gibson SJ, & Giummarra, MJ (2016). Location, location, location: Variation in sensitivity to pain across the body. European Journal of Pain, 20 (10): 1721-1729. doi: 10.1002/ejp.895

Tracy LM, Ioannou L, Baker KS, Gibson SJ, Georgiou-Karistianis N, & Giummarra MJ (2016). Meta-analytic evidence for decreased heart rate variability in chronic pain implicating parasympathetic nervous system dysregulation. PAIN, 157 (1): 7-29. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000360

2015

Tracy LM, Georgiou-Karistianis N, Gibson SJ, & Giummarra MJ (2015). Oxytocin and the modulation of pain experience: Implications for chronic pain management. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 55, 53-67. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2015.04.013

2014

Broadbear JH, Kabel D, Tracy LM, & Mak P (2014). Oxytocinergic regulation of endogenous as well as drug-induced mood. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behaviour, 119, 61-71. doi: 10.1016/j.pbb.2013.07.002


Invited Editorials

2022

Tracy LM (2022). The Models of Care They Are A-Changin’. British Journal of Pain, 16(1): 4-5. doi: 10.1177/20494637221075187


Letters and Commentaries

2022

Cleland H, Tracy LM, Singer Y, Wood F, Gong J, Cameron P, & Gabbe BJ (2022). Re: Re: Driving improved burns care and patient outcomes through clinical registry data: A review of quality indicators in the burns registry of Australia and New Zealand. Burns, 48(2): 475-476. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2021.07.025


Book Chapters

2020

Makovac E, Tracy LM, Koenig J (2020). Autonomic nervous system activity in itch and pain. In G Yosipovitch, HH Andersen, & L Arendt-Nielsen (Eds.) Itch and Pain: Similarities, Interactions, and Differences. Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc: Pennsylvania, USA. p. 127-135.

2017

Giummarra MJ, Tracy LM, Young KA, & Fitzgibbon BM (2017). The social side of pain: What does it mean to feel another’s pain? In S. van Rysewyk (Ed.) Meanings of pain. Springer International Publishing: Switzerland. p. 355-373.


Published Conference Abstracts

2017

Perkins M, Giummarra MJ, & Tracy LM (2017). The effect of oxytocin on autonomic flexibility following a traumatic experience: A pilot study. Front. Hum. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: 27th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Society for Psychophysiology, Sydney, Australia. doi: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2017.224.00030

2016

Tracy LM & Giummarra MJ (2016). Females display increased empathy for pain and poorer autonomic regulation under cognitive stress compared to males. Front. Hum. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: 26th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Society for Psychophysiology, Adelaide, Australia. doi: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2016.221.00011

2015

Tracy LM, Gibson SJ, Georgiou-Karistianis N & Giummarra MJ (2015). Impact of explicit cuing on anxiety and arousal during the anticipation of thermal pain. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 43 (3), 380-411.


Technical Reports

2022

Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand (2022). Annual Report 2020/21. Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. Melbourne, Australia. Available online.

2021

Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand (2021). Annual Report 2019/20. Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. Melbourne, Australia. Available online.

2020

Tracy LM & Singer Y (2020). Tap Water Scalds in Australia and New Zealand: A Scald Prevention Collaboration Across Organisational Boundaries. Prepared for Australian Building Codes Board.

Connolly S, Tran S, Bertinetti M, & Tracy LM (2020). Exploring burn injuries that occur during school holidays in Australian and New Zealand school-aged children. Monash University. Melbourne, Australia. Available online.

Tracy LM, Rosenblum S, & Gabbe BJ (2020) Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand (BRANZ) 2018/19 Annual Report. Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. Melbourne, Australia. Available online.

2019

Tracy LM, McInnes JA, Gong J, Karunakaran R, & Gabbe BJ (2019). Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand 9th Annual Report. Monash University, Melbourne. Available online.

2018

Tracy LM, McInnes JA, Gong J, Gabbe BJ, & Thomas T (2018). Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand 8th Annual Report. Monash University, Melbourne. Available online.