News & Events July 12, 2022

Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research Director, Professor Peter Leedman AO, and Rare Disease Genetics and Functional Genomics Group Lead, Dr Gina Ravenscroft, have been listed in Business News’ inaugural Power 500 publication for their extraordinary contributions to medical research in Western Australia. 

The publication highlights key leaders throughout WA’s previous two years, and Professor Leedman AO and Dr Ravenscroft have been identified among the state’s most influential people in the Healthcare and Social Services sector.  

Professor Leedman AO has been recognised as having an ‘illustrious career’ through his medical research advocacy, contribution in reducing the burden of disease within the community, and Order of Australia appointment in July 2021 for his services to state and country.  

Professor Leedman AO was also acknowledged for his contributions to Medical Forum, and advocacy for the commercialisation of research discoveries to generate opportunities for industry and community alike.  

Dr Ravenscroft has been identified for establishing and leading the Rare Disease Genetics and Functional Genomics Group here at the Perkins.  

As well as her position as a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellow, Dr Ravenscroft has been acknowledged for her impressive list of published papers and accolades including the World Muscle Society’s Young Myologist of the Year award and Young Tall Poppy Award from the Australian Institute of Science and Policy and winning the Business News 40Under40 Intrapreneur Award. 

The Power 500 list of executives have been determined from Business News’ year-long research initiative of extensive data captured over the past two calendar years.  

If you have a subscription to Business News, you can read the full Power 500 here.