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.”
Lyn Beazley AO is a distinguished neuroscientist and educator.
She began her career by building an internationally renowned research team in Neuroscience that focused on recovery from brain damage, after graduating from Oxford and Edinburgh Universities, Lyn
She is currently an Honorary Distinguished Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Western Australia, and the Sir Walter Murdoch Distinguished Professor of Science at Murdoch University.
As Chief Scientist for Western Australia (the first female to hold such a state role nationally) 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 2013, Lyn was honoured to be inducted into the WA Science Hall of Fame and was named 2015 West Australian of the Year for her major contribution to the promotion and direction of science in Australia.
Lyn was inducted into the inaugural Western Australian Women’s Hall of Fame and became the second recipient of the Governor’s Award for Giving in 2012, in recognition of her enthusiastic philanthropy through her outreach activities promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in the WA community. 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.
Lyn is an Ambassador for the West Australian Museum and serves on the Foundation Council of the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
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.