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RN Documentary: A Conversation with Fiona Wood

From: Radio Netherlands Worldwide
Series: RN Documentaries
Length: 29:31

A conversation with Fiona Wood, the only female plastic surgeon in Western Australia and one of the world?s foremost burns specialists. Read the full description.

11752243_small 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 where skin cells are sprayed onto the wound instead of skin being grafted from another part of the body. In this programme Dr Wood with great charm and humour of how she juggles her busy professional life, her considerable sporting activities and raising her six children.

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Piece Description

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 where skin cells are sprayed onto the wound instead of skin being grafted from another part of the body. In this programme Dr Wood with great charm and humour of how she juggles her busy professional life, her considerable sporting activities and raising her six children.

Transcript

MUSIC ? Plaisirs D?Amour ? Rene Aubry Demi Lune Tr 7
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You?re tuned to Radio Netherlands World Wide, I?m Dheera Sujan and in this edition of Vox Humana my special guest is Australian burns surgeon Fiona Wood. An extraordinary woman with seemingly unlimited energy, resources and determination who makes light of her meteoric rise from Yorkshire coal miners daughter to the only female plastic surgeon in Western Australia, Head of the Royal Perth Hospital?s Burns Unit. She?s also Clinical Professor with the School of Paediatrics at the University of WA, Director of the McComb Research Foundation and co founder of Clinical Cell Culture, a company recognized for its world leading research in the treatment of burns. If that isn?t enough to give the rest of us a complex, perhaps I should add here that before she starts rounds at 7am she?s usually done a 30 km bike ride sometimes accompanie...
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MUSIC ? Plaisirs D?Amour ? Rene Aubry Demi Lune Tr 7
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