Our Partners

Our corporate, community and philanthropic partners are helping us make a difference to burns research, knowledge and management around the world, and we greatly value their support.

Corporate and Philanthropic Partners

Austal

We are pleased to announce that Austal is supporting a component of Dr Sarah McGarry’s research, investigating stress in burns patients. This project forms part of the Fiona Wood Foundation’s flagship research project – The Impact of Burn Injury on the Nervous System.
 
Burn injuries have been described as one of the most painful injuries an individual can sustain. As research in the area of stress advances it is increasingly documented that long term stress is associated with a range of diseases and illnesses including cancer and cardiovascular disease. Currently there is no objective measure to assess and monitor stress in burn patients. Such an assessment would allow monitoring of stress in burns patients, an increased understanding of the effect of stress on healing, rehabilitation and long-term outcomes for patients, and will identify appropriate and successful management strategies.
 
We are utilising a world first method of taking hair samples to measure cortisol as a measure of stress. This method is objective and non-invasive and as well as recording individuals current stress levels it is unique in that provides retrospective data of an individual’s stress levels pre-injury, a phenomenon never previously recorded.
 
Not only are Austal providing financial support for this project, volunteers from their work force will participate in the study as a control group for our research analysis. With the support from Austal this project is well positioned to make a difference to the lives of those who sustain burn injuries.

http://www.austal.com/en/Home.aspx

Chevron Australia

In 2014 we announced a new three-year multi-million dollar partnership with Chevron, which will support three pioneering medical research projects to explore innovative solutions during emergency response, transfer and acute phase management of patients. The research will be complemented by a community education program that aims to teach preventative measures and improve the quality of first aid response.

The research projects supported by Chevron are:

  1. Development of smart dressings to cover and protect the burn wound;
  2. Improving breathing of burn patients: measuring the airway capacity using optical coherence tomography; and
  3. Bio-impedience as a measure of tissue swelling to guide fluid resuscitation.

www.chevronaustralia.com

Chevron

Lavan

Lavan provides support for our Honours, Masters and PhD students who are undertaking research. We are proud to be connected with Lavan and their terrific team.

The Fiona Wood Foundation is also listed as a preferred charity on Lavan's Workplace Giving Program.

Lavan is a full service, independent Western Australian law firm with a reputation as one of the most innovative and world class provders of legal services. http://www.lavan.com.au/

 

McCusker Charitable Foundation

Funds from the McCusker Charitable Foundation provides top-up funding for our PhD students who are undertaking research.

The McCusker Charitable Foundation is focused on improving health and education, particularly in Western Australia. In recent years the McCusker family has donated more than $20 million to a wide range of charitable projects and not-for-profit organisations. www.mccuskercharitable.com.au

 

Stan Perron Charitable Foundation

The Stan Perron Charitable Foundation is providing $200,000 over four years to aid research into scarless healing.

The Stan Perron Charitable Foundation supports more than 100 charitable organisations, with a focus on children’s charities and medical research.

 

The Ian Potter Foundation

The Ian Potter Foundation, one of Australia’s major philanthropic foundations, was established in 1964 by Australian financier, businessman and philanthropist, Sir Ian Potter (1902 – 1994). Based in Melbourne, it makes grants nationally to support charitable organisations working to benefit the community across a wide range of sectors and endeavours. 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 communities.

Following an anonymous donation of $200,000 to The Ian Potter Foundation, the Cynthia Bantham Burn Injury Research Fellowship was established. An annual amount of $20,000 is awarded to the Fiona Wood Foundation to enable plastic surgeon trainees the opportunity to carry out burns patient research.

The Ian Potter Foundation - Cynthia Banham Fellowship

 Ian Potter Foundation

Woodside Petroleum

Professor Wood’s relationship with Woodside spans two decades, dating back to the early 1990s when she worked with the oil and gas company on hypothetical emergency scenarios in the wake of the Piper Alpha disaster in 1988.

In 2011 Woodside and the Foundation commenced a three-year partnership to the value of $600,000, and in 2014 a new relationship began. Woodside supports the Scarless Healing Appeal as a Premium Building Block Partner, with funding of $750,000 until 2016. In particular, the funds support the Centre of Excellence in Burns Research senior Post-Doctoral Researchers, who are working with the rest of the team to transform knowledge into clinical outcomes.

www.woodside.com.au

Woodside’s community partnerships are featured in a special online forum, Canvas, that is dedicated to sharing stories and news about the Western Australian community. canvas.woodside.com.au

 Woodside

 

Community Partners

 

Freemasons

The Freemasons WA Ladies Group has nominated the Foundation as its chosen charity to support until September 2015. Funds raised will support vital research at the Foundation. Funds raised will be directed at an early career researcher.

Freemasons Western Australia

IGA

The Foundation was IGA’s Community Chest Partner in early 2014, in a process that helped to raise funds to enable the purchase of a SCARR FX carbon dioxide laser, which is highly successful in reducing or eliminating complex and deep skin lesions that occur in the worst burns cases.

 IGA

Perth Children's Hospital Foundation, formerly PMH Foundation

Donations received by Perth Children's Hospital Foundation (PCHF) for the Total Care Burns Unit at Princess Margaret Hospital are distributed to the Fiona Wood Foundation to support paedeatric burns research and other approved purposes. We are proud of our association with PCHF, the WA Firefighters and the National Fire Industry Association who support Perth Children's Hospital Foundation and the Paedeatric Burns Unit. 

 

https://pchf.org.au/

 

Telethon 7

Providing vital support between 2013 and 2014, Telethon 7 have supported research in "the impact of burn injury on the immune system in children". Telethon 7 is uniquely West Australian and we are grateful for their support in the community.

http://telethon.7perth.com.au/

 Telethon 7

Pro Bono Partners

 

BDO

BDO is one of the largest full service accounting and advisory firms in Australia and globally. Giving back to the community and creating long standing relationships is what drives BDO’s distinctively different approach and philosophy.

We are grateful to the long standing support provided by BDO to the Foundation. BDO are terrific venue hosts, providing board room facilities for the Foundation’s monthly Board meetings. Board and other fundraising activities of the Foundation are also supported by BDO with staff participation and involvement.

http://www.bdo.com.au/

 

 BDO

Herbert Smith Freehills

We are proud to be a beneficiary of pro bono legal services from Herbert Smith Freehills, one of the world’s leading law firms.
 
Herbert Smith Freehills has a long-standing and proud tradition of providing pro bono legal services and advocacy. Herbert Smith Freehills continues this tradition with the Fiona Wood Foundation and provides legal advice and support on a broad range of issues to assist us to manage risk and governance.

http://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/

 

To discuss opportunities for corporate or community partnerships, please contact Diane Clark on +61 8 6152 0317 or email diane@fionawoodfoundation.com

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