Meet our Member – Prof Fiona Wood AM
In 1985, Professor Fiona Wood was jolted by a realisation that defined her medical career for the next 35 years.
A young child was brought into the hospital where she was working in the south of England. He’d had a cup of hot coffee spilled down the front of his chest. The burns healed, but he was badly scarred and in need of plastic surgery.
“It hit me straight between the eyes that this boy would never move properly again and the scars would be with him for life,” she said. “I became increasingly focused on how to make sure that the quality of outcome must be worth the pain of survival.” Read more