MND Australia

Professor Samar Aoun named 2023 WA Australian of the Year

Enormous congratulations to Professor Samar Aoun who has been named the 2023 WA Australian of the Year in recognition of her work in research and advocacy for end-of-life care, bereavement and grieving.

We are fortunate to have Professor Aoun serve on our board, the MND Australia Research Committee and as President of MND WA.

Professor Aoun's research focuses on under-served population groups, such as people with MND, and she strongly advocates for person-centred health and social care. Her work on supporting family caregivers at end-of-life has informed policy and practice at the national and international levels.