Affiliations & Collaborations

At the Fiona Wood Foundation, we believe that two heads or more are usually better than one when it comes to solving the challenges that come our way. We are proud to be affiliated to and work collaboratively with a number of like-minded organisations in research, clinical application, education, prevention and first aid strategies.


The Australian and New Zealand Burn Association (ANZBA) is a not for profit organisation and the peak body for health professionals responsible for the care of the burn injured in Australia and New Zealand. ANZBA is dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by burn injury in Australia and New Zealand by encouraging higher standards of patient care through education, performance monitoring and research. Fiona Wood is currently president of ANZBA.

Burns Service of Western Australia 

The Burns Service of Western Australia (BSWA) is world-renowned leader in the field of burns injury and education. Professor Fiona Wood has been the Director of BSWA since 1991.

The BSWA provides a state-wide multidisciplinary acute, rehabilitative and reconstructive burn service for infants, children, adolescents and adults from throughout WA. 

The service is based at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Perth Children's Hospital. In addition to hospital based in-patient and outpatient treatment, the BSWA provides advisory services and education to the rural communities through its unique telehealth program. In conjunction with the Department of Health, the BSWA educates health practitioners on Disaster Preparedness Management. We visit regional and remote centres in WA at scheduled times each year and run interactive education sessions for doctors, nurses, paramedics, ambulance and volunteer ambulance staff.

The research supported by the Fiona Wood Foundation enables the burns care teams at the BSWA to be global leaders in the delivery of a service of excellence supported by evidence and driven by research.

Fiona Stanley Hospital

Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) is located in Murdoch, 15 km south of Perth CBD, and openned in October 2013.

The 783-bed, public hospital will rank among the best in Australia and will include the 140-bed State rehabilitation service, a 30-bed purpose mental health unit and the new state of the art Burns Service of WA.

FSH has been designed to have a healing and therapeutic effect on patients and 83 percent of patient rooms are single occupancy, offering increased comfort and privacy.


The International Society for Burn Injuries is a global organisation with a core aim to disseminate knowledge and stimulate prevention in the field of burns. The ISBI holds conferences, awards professorial grants, assists in education support, collaborates with the World Health Organisation. Fiona Wood Foundation researchers are frequent presenters at ISBI conferences.

Joanna Briggs Foundation

The Joanna Briggs Foundation supports the Joanna Briggs Institute (Adelaide) in developing a reliable knowledge bank for the developing world, and providing people with access to the knowledge and training in how to use it. Professor Fiona Wood is on the advisory board of the Foundation and is part of a working party to establish an evidence-based resource to assist professionals in the burns community to practice evidence-based healthcare.

Julian Burton Burns Trust

The Julian Burton Burns Trust is Australia's leading non-profit organisation dedicated to burn injury. They are committed to influencing social change to reduce the incidence and impact of burn injury. The Julian Burton Burns Trust is committed to implementing school, community and Aboriginal burn prevention and first aid programs, advancing world class care through professional development and education for burn professionals, and facilitating and enabling support programs for burn survivors and their families.

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle

The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA) was founded through an Act of the Parliament of Western Australia in December 1989. Since its inception, Notre Dame has become a leader in higher education and now has over 11,000 students enrolled across its three campuses in Fremantle, Sydney and Broome. Its focus is the education and training of young people for entry to the major professions: medicine, law, teaching, nursing, accounting and finance, physiotherapy, counselling, health sciences and the priesthood. 

The Burn Injury Research Node – Notre Dame: a joint venture between UNDA and Fiona Wood Foundation, located within UNDA's School of Physiotherapy and supported by the Institute of Health Research. The collaboration will allow the establishment of a new series of postgraduate courses focusing on burns and other traumatic injuries; contribute to and increase capacity in teaching programmes at the University; and promote and develop novel research in the area of burn injury.

Perth Chidren's Hospital

The PCH Total Care Burns Unit provides a state-wide multidisciplinary acute, rehabilitative and reconstructive burn service for infants, children and adolescents throughout WA. The burns team consists of experienced dedicated burns nurses, doctors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, dieticians and play therapists. Each year approximately 350 children in WA sustain severe burn injuries requiring inpatient care within our unit, and we also conduct approximately 6,700 reviews for children who require our specialist burns outpatient and telehealth care for minor burn injuries and long term scar management. We are committed to the implementation of our most current research at both the adults and childrens hospitals in Western Australia.

Royal Perth Hospital

Established in 1829 Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) is Western Australia’s longest-servicing hospital and renowned for contributing to innovation and excellence in medical research and patient care. RPH has one of the busiest Emergency Departments in Australia and the second biggest trauma workload in the country. The Burns Service of WA was situated at Royal Perth Hospital until February of this year, when it was moved to a new state of the art facility at Fiona Stanly Hospital.

The University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is one of Australia’s leading universities and has an international reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research. It has almost 24,000 students enrolled across nine faculties. Fiona Wood set up, and is director of, the Burns Injury Research Unit (BIRU)  located at UWA. This basic science research program is supported by the Fiona Wood Foundation.


WoundsWest is an innovative project that aims to improve wound prevention and management throughout Western Australia. The three key components are advice, education and audit. The combination of these components enable clinicians throughout the State to provide evidence-based wound care quickly and easily no matter where they are. The online eduction module on the WoundsWest site is integral to the continuous learning of our clinical team.

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