Nisbet Oration

Thomas Alwyn Nisbet was one of the early practitioners of Radiology in Australia. Nisbet’s father, W.A. Nisbet, practised Radiology in Townsville having learned the techniques in the Boer War. He initially practised in Brisbane at the Mater Hospital before moving to Sydney in 1929 where he commenced practice in Diagnostic Radiology and Radiotherapy.

Nisbet was a prime mover in the formation of an association of radiologists, which culminated in the first annual meeting in 1935 at which he became foundation President.

Tom Nisbet’s contributions to the early years of the College were commemorated in the form of the Nisbet Symposium Lecture at the College’s Annual Scientific Meeting.

In 2006, the College Board of Directors incorporated the Nisbet Symposium into the College’s Annual Ceremony, and has since become known as the Nisbet Oration and a key event at the College’s Annual Scientific Meeting.



Winthrop Professor Fiona Wood

Fiona Wood

Friday 20 October 2017

Winthrop Professor Fiona Wood is a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon specialising in the field of burn care, trauma and scar reconstruction.

Fiona is the Director of the WA Burns Service of Western Australia and a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Princess Margaret Hospital and Fiona Stanley Hospital.

Her research through the Burn Injury Research Unit UWA and the Fiona Wood Foundation is focused on scarless healing.

In bringing basic science to the bedside the aim is to build a unique capacity to facilitate direct research collaborations between researchers and practitioners across basic science, population health, clinical care and clinical outcomes.

Fiona has also been involved in a number of education and disaster response programmes associated with her interest in burns and has presented and published a variety of papers over the years.

Fiona and Marie Stoner, co-founders of Clinical Cell Culture, now Avitamedical, won the 2005 Clunies Ross Award for their contributions to Medical Science in Australia.

Fiona received the honour of being named Australian of the Year in 2005.