Professor Gordon Lynch receives Research Australia award for health advocacy

The recognition for being a champion for change also highlights his many years of inspiring others to contribute to, and support, health and medical research.

Professor Gordon Lynch, Director of the Centre for Muscle Research in the Department of Physiology, was one of three to be shortlisted for the prestigious award. He was announced the winner at the Research Australia 2019 Health and Medical Research Awards Ceremony on Thursday 14 November.

Advocacy Award recipient Professor Gordon Lynch with Dean of the MDHS, Professor Shitij Kapur

Since 2002, Professor Lynch has been a weekly contributor to ABC Radio’s Overnights program. Having featured in more than 900 episodes, he covers various health and fitness related topics, from the benefits of exercise for mental health to how vegetables like broccoli can reduce cancer risk.

A specialist in muscle biology, Professor Lynch currently researches the development and regeneration of skeletal muscles, muscle adaptation and plasticity, as well as the muscle wasting associated with ageing and disease.

The Research Australia Health and Medical Research Awards celebrate the tireless contributions and achievements of individuals and organisations in Australian health and medical research. As well as acknowledging talent in the local sector, the awards also aim to encourage continued excellence in future generations of researchers and health advocates.

Congratulations to Professor Lynch for this fantastic achievement – we wish him continued success for his work in this field.

Find out more about Professor Lynch’s appearances on ABC Radio’s Overnights here.