Join Boffins Books, the University of Western Australia, and the University Club for an in-conversation event with renowned Western Australian burns surgeon Professor Fiona Wood on the book ‘Under Her Skin: The life and work of Professor Fiona Wood AM, National Living Treasure’.

Professor Fiona Wood will be in conversation with award-winning journalist and best-selling author Sue Williams.

About ‘Under Her Skin

When three bombs tore out the heart of Bali and destroyed so many Australian lives in 2002, burns surgeon Professor Fiona Wood and her team were there to help.  A pioneer in the field of burns and reconstructive surgery, Fiona made world headlines with the use of her groundbreaking invention of ‘spray-on-skin’ to help minimise her patients’ terrible scarring.

Fiona was later made Australian of the Year, voted Australia’s Most Trusted Person for an unprecedented six years running in the annual Reader’s Digest poll and acclaimed as a ‘National Living Treasure’.  This is the story of her extraordinary life.  Against all odds, Fiona, the daughter of a fifth-generation coal miner in the north of England, became one of Australia’s most innovative, respected and dedicated surgeons and researchers.  She talks candidly of the moving valour of her burns patients, and the heartbreak, triumph, tears and controversies that have stalked her stellar career.  Remarkably she achieved all of this while raising six children.

In ‘Under Her Skin’, Sue Williams – presents a searingly honest, no-holds-barred account of all aspects of Fiona Wood’s remarkable life.