The Lishman Health Foundation is the only regional-based charity in Australia dedicated to funding local health research. The Foundation was incorporated in 1997 and is a tax-deductible gift recipient. Owned and run by the community, the Foundation is unique in Australia.

The Foundation (LHF) is an independent organisation that aims to facilitate and promote health research that will have significant health gain for regional Australia. The Foundation is overseen by a volunteer Board of Management whose members have skills and experience in research, fundraising and public relations.

Val Lishman was the first medical specialist to work in the South West of Western Australia.

From the outset, Dr Lishman went beyond his duty as a surgeon. He served community hospitals throughout the South West and was active in the community itself, in all walks of life.


GP Information Sessions: Familial Hypercholesterolaemia in Primary Health Care

Bunbury – Friday 24 August 2018
Busselton – Wednesday 29 August 2018

Registrations are now open for upcoming GP Information Sessions in Bunbury and Busselton providing an accessible overview of FH and how to identify and manage it in general practice.


Child Health Symposium

Symposium supports coordinated approach to childhood learning difficulties

When a child is identified at school as having learning difficulties, navigating the pathways of referrals and decision-making is a daunting challenge.

Over and above the usual demands of bringing up kids, parents of a child or children with learning difficulties face a maze of consultations with experts and service providers that can feel like going in circles rather than making progress. (more…)

Mega Garage Sale

The Lishman Health Foundation Board would like to take the opportunity to say a huge thank you to all who supported Margaret Paterson’s Mega Garage Sale and Tack Clearance in Reinscourt, Busselton on Easter Monday.


Goldfields Specialist Honoured by Top Award

A Kalgoorlie physician has been recognised by colleagues state-wide and the Lishman Health Foundation for his outstanding contribution to community health.



Research Partners



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