A conversation with Dr. Fiona Wood

Professor Fiona Wood (© WikiCommons/Life)

Dr Fiona Wood was named Australian of the Year in 2005 because of her outstanding leadership of the team caring for the victims of the Bali bombings. With another scientist, she pioneered a new burns technology in which skin cells are sprayed onto the wound instead of skin being grafted from another part of the body. Dr Wood describes with great charm and humour how she juggles her busy professional life, her considerable sporting activities and raising her six children.

Producer: Dheera Sujan

Broadcast: April 17, 2006