The highly qualified Research Management Committee scrutinise any potential research project and subject it to a rigorous selection procedure. Every aspect of the project is examined including aims and objectives, research methodology, ethics protocol and qualifications & previous experience, track record & publications of chief and associate investigators. Only projects of the highest calibre receive funding from the Lishman Health Foundation.
Peter Heyworth Chair of Research Management Committee
I have been a consultant in Bunbury for twelve years, in both private and public practice.
I practice general ophthalmology as well as having a sub-specialty interest in oculo-facial plastic surgery. I am able to advise the Board of the Foundation on current issues in regional health and clinical practice.
I am an Ex President and current active member Bunbury Rotary Club 2001 – Present, President Bunbury Aero Club 2011 – Present and a Liberal Party Fund Raiser.
I have lived in Bunbury since 1985, working primarily as a veterinary epidemiologist with the State government until I retired in 2012. Ensuring that research in the life sciences is well designed, executed, analysed and reported has been a major interest throughout my career, and I am delighted to be able to contribute in this way to the Research Management Committee. My life outside the scientific world centres on my family, including daughters and grandchildren here in Bunbury, and the performing arts, where organising and performing in the theatre and concerts take much time and energy.
Andrew Kirke is a GP Obstetrician in Bunbury. A graduate from University of WA, he has been a rural GP for 16 years working in the Kimberley and Kalgoorlie before moving to Bunbury in the South West of WA in 2010. He has an appointment as senior lecturer in the Rural Clinical School of WA. He has teaching and research interests in rural Obstetrics.