Professor Beazley will give a free public lecture, Science Matters for the Future of Western Australia, at The University of Western Australia, in the University Club’s Theatre Auditorium, at 6pm on Tuesday (October 9) as part of the annual Karrakatta Club address.
Her lecture will give an insight into her role as Chief Scientist since her appointment last December and will focus on directions in science for WA.
Professor of Neuroscience at The University of Western Australia, she spent several years in Britain researching the developing brain and then transferred to Perth where she has worked for the last 20 years.
During that time she has built up a research team investigating how to avoid or correct abnormal brain development and how to restore function after damage to the mature brain. Her work has changed clinical practice in treating babies at risk of pre-term delivery.
The Karrakatta Club lecture is held every year in association with the Institute of Advanced Studies at UWA. Founded in 1894, the club was the first women’s club in Australia.
Audrey Barton (IAS) 61 8 6488 4797