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Professor Fiona Wood

Head of Unit/Professor
Burn Injury Research Unit

Contact details
Burn Injury Research Unit
The University of Western Australia (M509)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 9202 1145
BSc MB BS St Thomas Hosp. Lond., Hon.DM Leeds, FRCS, FRACS
Professor Fiona Wood is a plastic surgeon and currently Director of Burn Service of Western Australia working at Royal Perth Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children. She is the Chair of the McComb Research Foundation which she established in 1999 along with scientist Marie Stoner.

Fiona’s research through the McComb Research Foundation involves several collaborative research projects focused on the multidisciplinary clinical & scientific team approach to the treatment of burn injury. The ultimate aim is scarless healing to ensure the quality of the outcome is worth the pain of survival.

Fiona was awarded the Australian Medical Association “Contribution to Medicine” Award, in 2003 and also received the Order of Australia Medal for work with Bali bombing victims. She was named West Australian of the Year for 2004, and was nominated as a National Living Treasure and Australian Citizen of the Year in 2004. In 2005 she received the honour of being named Australian of the year.
Funding received
Funding Support – Current

572734Wood F, Rea S, Fear M, Poinern E. Development grant. Pre-clinical evaluation of nano-membrane dressings to promote wound healing 2009 $184500 (NHMRC)

533502J Semmens, F Wood, D Hendrie, S Rea, K Spilsbury & D Edgar. Project. The epidemiology, healthcare utilisation, treatment pathways and patient outcomes for burn injuries in WA 2009: $185750 2010: $187850 2011: $177850) (NHMRC)

Lotteries Commission of WASpecial Initiative Grant. Burn Clinical Outcome Research Project. F Wood, B Fowler. $1.36m 2006-2009

BHP Community Trust. M Fear, S Rea, F Wood Tissue salvage promoting wound healing, $185 000, 2006-2009

SHRAC Research Translation Project Grant “Self Management Packages 2008

MRF – Infrastructure Funding 2008

Funding Support – Previous

MBF Foundation Genome wide analysis of changes in the transcriptome associated with ageing in the skin. Fear, Wood, Rea. $194 000, 2006-2008

Nautronix Pty. Role of Thiamine supplementation in burn injury. Wood, Falder, Rea. $15000. 2007

Telethon – Inaugural Stuart Wagstaff fellowship 2006

Honours and awards
Life Education Australia “Gold Harold Award” 2008
ANZBA Honorary Life Member 2007
Australian College of Educators Honorary Life Member 2006
Leeds University Honorary Degree 2006
ATSE Clunies Ross Awards for Medical Science 2005
Australian of the Year 2005
Western Australian of the Year, 2004/2005
Citizen of the Year (WA), 2005
Named National Treasure and Citizen of the Year, 2004
Dr. Michael Chin Humanitarian Award, 2004
UWA Honorary Degree, ‘Doctor of Letters’ 2004
Western Australian of the Year, 2004
National Winner, Safer Communities
Order of Australia Medal for work with Bali bombing victims, 2003
Australian Medical Association “Contribution to Medicine” Award, 2003
Johnny Walker “Keep on Walking” Award, 2003
Paul Stewart Rotary International Award, 2002
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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