School of Surgery
BIRU (Burns Unit)
Level 11, South Block
Royal Perth Hospital
Western Australia 6000
The research activities relate to all aspects of burn care in the knowledge that every intervention from the point of injury influences the scar worn for life by the patient.
The clinical research is driven from Royal Perth Hospital and Princess Margaret Hosptial with links to basic science and population health.
The aim of the multidisciplinary burns care team led by Winthrop Professor Fiona Wood is to deliver a service of excellence supported by evidence and driven by research.
Understanding the links between clinical outcomes and the basic systemic response to injury is pivotal in developing innovative clinical solutions to the problem of burn scar with its associated functional, psychological and cosmetic problems.
Our past and present research interests include: