Scientific Advisory Committee Chair
Professor Lawrie Beilin AO
Emeritus Professor Lawrie Beilin has been Professor of Medicine in the School of Medicine & Pharmacology at the Royal Perth Hospital Campus, University of Western Australia since 1977 and has been engaged in research into cardiovascular disease over 48 years beginning in London and Oxford.
Professor Beilin has been responsible for major advances in understanding the role of diet and lifestyle in high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. For his contributions to medical education and research, he was awarded the Prime Minister’s Centenary Medal in 2001 and the Officer of the Order of Australia in the General Division (AO) in 2003. Professor Beilin was President of the International Society of Hypertension from 2002 to 2004. He continues as research supervisor and mentor with interests in the developmental origins of disease and population clinical trials in the healthy elderly.