Judges

Professor Krish Ragunath

Krish Ragunath moved from Nottingham University, UK to Australia in May 2019 after being appointed as Professor of Medicine at Curtin University Medical School, and Consultant Gastroenterologist at Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia. He currently chairs the World Endoscopy Organisation Research committee. He is a member of the British, European and American Society of GI Endoscopy.
Professor Ragunath served as a core member and co-director of the International Working Group on Classification of Oesophagitis (IWGCO) Board 2014-18. His clinical and research interests include advanced endoscopic imaging of the GI Tract, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Barrett’s oesophagus and minimally invasive endoscopic therapy of early GI neoplasia. He has authored / co-authored 150 peer reviewed publications and text book chapters. He is Associate Editor of “Digestive Endoscopy” journal, member of the Editorial Board for ‘Endoscopy’, ‘Gastrointestinal Endoscopy’, Translational Gastroenterology & Hepatology journals. He was the recipient of the BSG Hopkins Endoscopy Prize 2010.

Professor Peter Leedman AO MBBS, FRACP, PhD, FAHMS

Peter Leedman is the Director of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research (Perkins), a Professor of Medicine at UWA and an endocrinologist (hormone specialist) at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH). 

He graduated in Medicine from UWA then undertook specialist training in Endocrinology at Royal Melbourne Hospital in the 90s. He completed PhD studies at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and post-doctoral studies at Harvard Medical School, before returning to Perth

Winthrop Professor Fiona Wood

Fiona Wood has been a burns surgeon and researcher for over 30 years and is Director of the Burns Service of Western Australia (BSWA). She is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Perth Children’s Hospital; co-founder of the first skin cell laboratory in WA; Winthrop Professor in the School of Surgery at The University of Western Australia; and co-founder of the Fiona Wood Foundation (formerly The McComb Foundation).

Professor Wood’s greatest contribution and enduring legacy is her work with co-inventor Marie Stoner, pioneering the innovative ‘spray-on skin’ technique (Recell), where today the technique is used worldwide. In October 2002, Fiona was propelled into the media spotlight when the largest proportion of survivors from the 2002 Bali bombings arrived in Perth where Fiona led the medical team at Royal Perth Hospital to save many lives.