Professor Melinda Fitzgerald
Lindy Fitzgerald is Professor of Neurotrauma, a joint appointment with the Perron Institute and Curtin University, located at the Sarich Neuroscience Research Institute. Her research is focused around understanding and preventing the loss of function that occurs following neurotrauma.
Lindy participated in Homeward Bound 2016, an international leadership and strategy program for women scientists, run as an expedition to Antarctica, designed to increase the proportion of women in the higher levels of science. As a consequence, Lindy has instituted a UWA Faculty of Science gender equity group and coordinates the UWA Faculty of Science mentoring program for PhD students and early career researchers, that extends across Institutional boundaries. She is a member of the Perkins Institute EMCR Mentoring Committee and regularly speaks at institutional, scientific and community events regarding gender equity in science.
Lindy is a Handling Editor for the Journal of Neurochemistry, the Australian representative for the Asia Pacific Regional Committee for IBRO, serves on the international scientific committees for BIOMATSEN2016 and ICNT2016, and is an Editorial Board Member for Neural Regeneration Research and Frontiers Journals.
She serves as Chairperson and Convener of the annual Symposium of Western Australian Neuroscience, and the Perth neuroscience seminar series; and coordinates dissemination of information on all seminars in Health and Sciences in Perth. Her most recent contribution is the co-foundation of the Australasian Women in Neuroscience Facebook page, which brings together women in neuroscience for collaboration and support.