Professor Fiona Wood
Meet one of Australia's most renowned scientists and innovators; a modern day medical entrepreneur.
There can be no doubting the significance of Fiona Wood's contribution to medicine worldwide. The renowned WA burns surgeon and researcher has forever changed the treatment of, and outcomes for, those suffering from serious burns injuries. Professor Wood's greatest contribution and enduring legacy is her pioneering work in developing the innovative 'spray-on skin' technique, called Recell, which greatly reduces permanent scarring. Professor Fiona Wood shot to national fame after the Bali bombings of 2002 and was named Australian of the Year in 2005. More than a decade later, she continues to be a leader in burns research and treatment, spearheading a research foundation and centre of excellence while also working as a plastic surgeon.
Entrepreneur | Inventor | Surgeon | Philanthropist
Fiona Wood FRCS, FRACS, AM, Professor School of Surgery, UWA
Fiona Wood has been a burns surgeon and researcher for the past 20 years and is Director of the Burns Service of Western Australia (BSWA). She is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, co-founder of the first skin cell laboratory in WA, Professor in the School of Surgery at The University of Western Australia, and co-founder of the Fiona Wood Foundation.
Professor Wood’s greatest contribution and enduring legacy is her work pioneering the innovative ‘spray-on skin’ technique (Recell), which greatly reduces permanent scarring in burns victims.
Fiona was named a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2003. In 2005 she won the Western Australia Citizen of the Year award for her contribution to Medicine in the field of burns research. That same year her contribution to burns care was recognised through Australia’s highest accolade when she was named Australian of the Year for 2005. Fiona is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science.