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Biographical entry Wood, Ian Jeffreys (1903 - 1986)

5 February 1903
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 September 1986
Medical scientist and Physician


Ian Wood was Assistant Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and Head of the Clinical Research Unit in association with the Royal Melbourne Hospital 1945-1963. He was a consulting physician to the Hospital 1963-1978.

Archival resources

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Ian Jeffreys Wood - Records, 1902 - 1985; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources


  • McCarthy, Gavan; Manhal, Oscar, The Papers of Ian Jeffreys Wood (1903-1986), Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1987, 38 pp. Details
  • Wood, Ian J., Discovery & healing in peace and war : an autobiography, Ian J. Wood, I.J. Wood, Toorak, Victoria, 1984, 186 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Gregory, Alan, 'Wood, Sir Ian Jeffreys (1903-1986), Physician and Medical Scientist', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 18, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2012, pp. 627-8. Details

Journal Articles

  • Anderson, Warwick, 'The Military Spur to Australian Medical Research', Health and History, vol. 15, no. 1, 2013, pp. 80-103. Details
  • Wood, I. J., 'Appreciation of Frank Macfarlane Burnet', Australian Journal of Experimental Biology and Medical Science, vol. 43, 1965, pp. 327-336. Details

Online Resources

See also

McCarthy, G.J.