A Cuppa with David is a podcast where science journalist David McAlpine pops the kettle on and chats to some of Australia’s leading scientists and doctors about their careers and passions.
In this episode, David discovers the motivations and mentors behind innovative burns surgeon and 2005 Australian of the Year, Professor Fiona Wood, FRACS AM.
Professor Wood is co-inventor of the revolutionary ‘Spray-on Skin’ treatment for burns and coordinated the surgical team caring for 28 patients in the aftermath of the 2002 Bali bombings. She shares her insights into the future of treating burns, the personal characteristics of surgeons and her outlook on teamwork in stressful, traumatic environments.
Reporting, production and graphic design: DAVID McALPINE
Music: Life Illusion by Ketsa (freeemusicarchive.org)