Fiona Wood Foundation


In May 2012 the McComb Foundation transitioned to the Fiona Wood Foundation, heralding an exciting new era for this not-for-profit organisation.

We believe this move will propel the Foundation into the future, with the Scarless Healing Appeal created to support the development of an international Centre of Excellence in Burn Research.

The team at the Foundation have been responsible for great discoveries (such as the spray on skin) which are now used around the world. It is time to propel the Foundation forward, just as the research we undertake is taking the treatment of burns and scars into the future.

The effects of a burn injury are often devastating and traumatic, and in many cases, last a lifetime. For a great many, the road to recovery is a long, painful, and emotional one.

Our vision is to deliver scarless healing- in mind and body- to all burn injury survivors. With your support, we can ensure that the quality of the scar is worth the pain of survival.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our site and we hope you can support us on our journey to make scarless healing a reality.



November 2013 Award News...

Dr Mark Fears latest Scientific Prize - read more

Carbon Dioxide Treatment for Scars...

If you have a scar which bothers you, and you would like to be considered for carbon dioxide laser treatment, please ask your GP to fax a referral to the: Western Australia Burns Service at The Royal Perth Hospital – Fax no. 08 9224 3577.

If you are a patient recently known to the burns service, we can organise you an out-patient appointment to discuss options further - Tel no. 08 9224 3566.

 If we have not seen you in over 2 years, you will need a new referral.

Please note that not ALL scars will be suitable for this treatment, and not every suitable scar will respond to this treatment. 

Cynthia Banham Fellowships

The Ian Potter Foundation was established in 1964 by Australian financier, businessman and philanthropist, Sir Ian Potter (1902 – 1994).  The Foundation is now one of Australia’s major philanthropic foundations.

Through its grants, the Foundation seeks to encourage excellence and support Australia’s talent: the visionaries, social entrepreneurs, scientists, academics and researchers, artists and teachers, and those who dedicate themselves to bettering our communities for the benefit of all.

The Cynthia Banham Fellowship was developed in collaboration with Cynthia Banham and the Ian Potter Foundation to support clinical research by an early career researcher.

Our next funding round is January 2014, however this start date may be negotiated.

The Cynthia Banham Fellowship is a one year program open to medical practitioners only.

For further information please send a 2 page CV to

September Newsletter

Our September newsletter is full of great stories about the latest happenings in the foundation.  (Read More)


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