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Fiona Wood Foundation

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The Fiona Wood Foundation is Fire Protection Association Australia's Official Charity Partner. The Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organisation which exists to reduce the devastation caused by the physical, psychological and social impacts of burn injury.


Spearheaded by plastic and reconstructive surgeon and burns specialist Professor Fiona Wood AM, the Foundation facilitates the translation of knowledge from ground breaking scientific and clinical research into pioneering new treatments for healing burns and minimising scarring. New insights into burn management and recovery, advances in technology, new wound care and management techniques and programs to educate and prevent burns are all part of the remit of the Foundation.


By continually growing the body of knowledge in the field, the Foundation's work will save lives and make a significant difference to the recovery of people who have sustained burn injuries, both locally and around the world.


FPA Australia is proud to support the Foundation's cutting-edge work, which aligns with the Association's vision of minimising the impact of fire for a safer community. FPA Australia raises funds for the Fiona Wood Foundation at a range of charity events throughout the year, most notably the Fire Australia Charity Dinner.


Professor Fiona Wood AM


Fiona Wood

Professor Fiona Wood AM is an FPA Australian Ambassador. She is an internationally-acclaimed burns researcher and surgeon, known for achievements such as the development of 'spray on skin' and leadership of a Perth-based team which treated 28 survivors of the Bali bombings in 2002.

She leads the Fiona Wood Foundation, FPA Australia's Official Charity Partner, and is the Director of the Burns Service of Western Australia and a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children.=

Professor Wood was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2003. In 2005 she won the Western Australian Citizen of the Year award for her contribution to medicine in the field of burns research, and in the same year was also named Australian of the Year. She was named an Australian Living Treasure by the National Trust, and was voted the most-trusted Australian in a Reader's Digest poll for six successive years from 2005 to 2010.



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