Professor Lynne Bilston of Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) at its recent annual meeting.
Professor Bilston is a senior principal research scientist and leads the injury prevention group at NeuRA.
Her work bridges the gap between biomechanical engineering and medicine, undertaking fundamental research in how soft tissues respond to mechanical loading and applying this across public health and clinical medicine.
Professor Bilston said it was a privilege to be elected as a Fellow of the AAHMS.
“I am honoured to be elected as a Fellow of the AAHMS and be recognised for the important research being undertaken by myself and my team here at NeuRA.
“I look forward to working with the Academy to further this work and extend its reach in practice and in the public.”
NeuRA CEO Professor Peter Schofield said Professor Bilston was most deserving of the accolade.
“Professor Bilston’s research has already had far-reaching impact in Australia. Her leadership in developing the national guidelines for the safe restraint of children in motor vehicles has resulted in safer car travel and many lives being saved.”
“Her election as a Fellow to the Academy will ensure that important work like this can continue.”
Professor Bilston joins 37 newly elected Fellows who were recognised for their outstanding contributions to the health and medical research landscape in Australia.
She also joins previously elected Fellows from NeuRA including CEO Professor Peter Schofield, Deputy Director Professor Simon Gandevia, Professor Stephen Lord and Professor Rob Herbert.
The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences was established to provide an impartial and authoritative voice for healthcare, informed by the best available evidence and expert advice from the best and brightest in health and medical research.
The Academy’s President, Professor Ian Frazer AC, said: “We work with our Fellows to strengthen the health and medical research landscape in Australia. It is thanks to their expertise that we can play a valuable role in ensuring that Australia continues to address some of the world’s most pressing health challenges.”
Source: Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA)