Professor Lyn Beazley AO FTSE
After graduating from Oxford and Edinburgh Universities, Professor Lyn Beazley built an internationally renowned research team in Neuroscience that focused on recovery from brain damage, much of her investigations undertaken as Winthrop Professor at The University of Western Australia. Currently Lyn is the Sir Walter Murdoch Professor of Science at Murdoch University.
As Chief Scientist of Western Australia from 2006 to 2013, Lyn advised the Western Australian Government on science, innovation and technology as well as fulfilling the role of science ambassador locally, nationally and internationally.
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 was elected as a Fellow of the College of Educators. In 2012, Lyn 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 Western Australian community.
In 2013, Lyn was honoured to be inducted into the Western Australian Science Hall of Fame and to become a Companion of the Institute of Engineers. Lyn was amazed and delighted to be named the WA Australian of the Year for 2015.