Erica Wood

Professor

Accepting PhD Students

20002024

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Personal profile

Biography

Professor Erica Wood is a Transfusion Medicine Specialist, and Head of the Transfusion Research Unit at DEPM.  She is an NHMRC Leadership Fellow (Level 2, 2020-2024).

Erica also works as a Consultant Haematologist at Monash Health and holds an honorary Consultant Haematologist appointment at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre/Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.

Erica is a member of the World Health Organization's Expert Advisory Panel on Transfusion Medicine, and the WHO Guideline Development Group on Anaemia. She has served as a WHO regional advisor in blood safety. 

Erica is President-elect and member of the Board of the International Society of Blood Transfusion and a member of several of its working parties, including clinical practice, haemovigilance and transfusion-transmitted infections.  Erica is the immediate past-President of the International Haemovigilance Network, promoting haemovigilance world-wide and supporting haemovigilance systems in their work.  

Erica is also past-President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion and in 2016, delivered the Ruth Sanger Oration at the Society's Annual Scientific Meeting - the Society's highest honour. She is presently a member of the ANZSBT Research Committee.

Between 2012 and 2015 Erica served as Chief Examiner in Haematology for the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, and she was Associate Chief Examiner from 2008-2012.  

Erica is a founding member of 'Blood Matters', a Victorian Department of Health transfusion practice improvement collaborative, and between 2016-2013 she chaired its Serious Transfusion Incident Reporting (STIR) haemovigilance program.  

In 2013 Erica was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to support her work in patient blood management practice and research. 

The Transfusion Research Unit (TRU) at Monash University operates a number of regional and national registries to evaluate clinical practice and patient outcomes for important blood disorders, including massive transfusion, aplastic anaemia and other bone marrow failure syndromes, fetomaternal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FMAIT), haemoglobinopathies (thalassaemia and sickle cell disease), thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), lymphoma and myeloma.  The TRU also performs clinical trials, systematic reviews, health economics analyses and a number of other research and teaching activities across the spectrum of blood diseases.  This work is supported by the NHMRC (including through a 5-year Synergy Grant 2020-2024), Medical Research Future Fund, national blood services, Australia's National Blood Authority, and a wide range of industry, community and philanthropic partners. 

In 2020, Erica was awarded the inaugural Fiona Stanley Prize from the NHMRC for the top-ranked Synergy grant application in 2019. 

More information is available at: https://www.monash.edu/medicine/sphpm/units/transfusionresearch

Education/Academic qualification

MBBS, University of Melbourne

External positions

Consultant Haematologist, Monash Health

2008 → …

Honorary Consultant Haematologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

2003 → …

Research area keywords

  • Blood transfusion
  • Transfusion medicine
  • Registries
  • Haematology
  • Clinical trials

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Projects

Research Output

Approaches to understanding and interpreting the risks of red blood cell transfusion in neonates

Keir, A. K., New, H., Robitaille, N., Crighton, G. L., Wood, E. M. & Stanworth, S. J., Aug 2019, In : Transfusion Medicine. 29, 4, p. 231-238 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

A time-driven, activity-based costing methodology for determining the costs of red blood cell transfusion in patients with beta thalassaemia major

Burns, K. E., Haysom, H. E., Higgins, A. M., Waters, N., Tahiri, R., Rushford, K., Dunstan, T., Saxby, K., Kaplan, Z., Chunilal, S., McQuilten, Z. M. & Wood, E. M., Feb 2019, In : Transfusion Medicine. 29, 1, p. 33-40 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

International haemovigilance: what have we learned and what do we need to do next?

Wood, E. M., Ang, A. L., Bisht, A., Bolton-Maggs, P. H., Bokhorst, A. G., Flesland, O., Land, K., Wiersum-Osselton, J. C., Schipperus, M. R., Tiberghien, P. & Whitaker, B. I., Aug 2019, In : Transfusion Medicine. 29, 4, p. 221-230 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleOtherpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Is Platelet Expiring Out of Date? A Systematic Review

Flint, A. WJ., McQuilten, Z. K., Irwin, G., Rushford, K., Haysom, H. E. & Wood, E. M., 23 Oct 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Transfusion Medicine Reviews. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

AABB Fenwal Award in Transfusion Medicine

Erica Wood (Recipient), 1999

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

American Red Cross Service Excellence Award

Erica Wood (Recipient), 1999

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Churchill Fellowship

Erica Wood (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Future Summit Leadership Award Program Scholarship

Erica Wood (Recipient), 2005

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Ruth Sanger Orator, Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion

Erica Wood (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities

Blood 2019

Erica Wood (Invited speaker)
Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

International Society of Blood Transfusion - 29th Regional Congress

Erica Wood (Session chair)
Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

PhD supervision

Erica Wood (Supervisor)
Jan 2019

Activity: External Academic EngagementExternal HDR Supervision

External examiner, Haematology, Malaysia combined universities specialist training program

Erica Wood (Fellow)
May 2019

Activity: External Academic EngagementExternal research and teaching

South African National Blood Transfusion Congress

Erica Wood (Keynote/plenary speaker)
Aug 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Press / Media

Explainer: What are blood groups, and why do they matter?

Erica Wood

7/03/17

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment