Professor Erica Wood - Biography

Page last updated: 25 August 2021

Professor Erica Wood is head of the Transfusion Research Unit in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. She is a consultant haematologist at Monash Health and holds an honorary appointment at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

Erica is an NHMRC Leadership Fellow and chief investigator of the NHMRC Blood Synergy research program.

She is president of the International Society of Blood Transfusion, and a member of the World Health Organization Expert Panel in Blood Transfusion and the WHO Advisory Group on Blood Regulation, Availability and Safety. She serves on Australia’s National Haemovigilance Committee and the TGA Advisory Committee on Biologicals.

Erica has served as Chief Examiner (Haematology) for the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and chair of the Joint RCPA/RACP Specialist Advisory Committee in Haematology. She also served as president of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion, as president of the International Haemovigilance Network, and was a founding member of the Victorian Blood Matters program advisory committee.