Lyn Beazley AO FTSE FACE CIE (Aust)
“I am honoured to be Patron of the Reflections Through Reality Foundation. The dedicated team is supporting the world class research taking place here in Western Australia to find a cure for mesothelioma. I am proud to be part of the fight to make this cruel disease a thing of our past and not our future.”
After graduating from Oxford and Edinburgh Universities, Lyn built an internationally renowned research team in Neuroscience that focused on recovery from brain damage. Currently she is the Sir Walter Murdoch Professor of Science at Murdoch University.
As Chief Scientist of Western Australia from 2006 to 2013, Lyn advised the WA Government on science, innovation and technology as well as fulfilling the role of science ambassador, locally and worldwide.
In 2009, Lyn was awarded Officer of the Order of Australia and was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.
More recently, Lyn was inducted into the inaugural Western Australian Women’s Hall of Fame and, in 2012, became the second recipient of the Governor’s Award for Giving, in recognition of her enthusiastic philanthropy through her outreach activities promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in the WA community. Lyn is an Ambassador for the West Australian Museum and serves on the Foundation Council of the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
In 2013, Lyn was honoured to be inducted into the WA Science Hall of Fame and was amazed and delighted to be named the WA Australian of the Year for 2015.
It is a privilege to have Professor Beazley’s support and endorsement as we work together to raise awareness and funds in the fight against mesothelioma.