Flinders research duo make Zonta Club’s ‘top nine’

Professor Karen Reynolds and Professor Keryn Williams have been named among Zonta Club of Adelaide’s nine ‘Women of Achievement for 2017’.

Professor Reynolds was recognised for her outstanding achievements in biomedical engineering, while Professor Williams was hailed for her work in helping to preserve the vision of thousands of Australians.

Earlier this year, Professor Williams received the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) recognising achievement and merit of the highest degree over three decades as co-founder and scientific director of the Australian Corneal Graft Registry based at Flinders University.

Considered one of Australia’s top biomedical engineers – and brightest scientific minds – Professor Reynolds has lectured at Flinders University since 1997.

The awards were presented by Lord Mayor of Adelaide Martin Haese, Zonta Club President Beverley Gum, and Awards Chairperson Raema Mahony.

“I feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to make my career in biomedical research, and I’m honoured to receive this award,” said Professor Reynolds.

Based at Flinders’ Tonsley Innovation Precinct, Professor Reynolds’ cutting-edge research has led her to become Director of the Medical Device Research Institute, Director of the Medical Device Partnering Program and Deputy Dean of the School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics (CSEM).

The Zonta Club is a leading global organisation of professionals committed to women’s advancement through service, advocacy and education.

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