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

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.




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/


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

To apply for the 2018 Cynthia Banham Fellowship - click here

 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.


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



Community Partners



The Freemasons WA is currently supporting the Freemasons Research Education Fund. The Freemasons are as committed to education and prevention as we are, and their support will positively impact the career development of our PhD and researchers in a tangible and significant way.

The Fund supports travel grants for researchers to present at peer conferences locally, nationally and internationally and also grants for open access publication registrations. 



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.


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. 




Pro Bono Partners


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.



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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