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Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of student professionals are the backbone of WA Biomedical Engineering Society. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organisation as it continues to develop. Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.


Fatema Khalil


Hi, I’m Fatema, and I am the President for BES for 2023! I will be overseeing the club and its events for the year. My aim for the club is to ensure the club provides a welcoming and safe space for all things related to biomedical engineering, especially within the WA community, bringing together students and industry alike. I endeavour for BES to grow as a club as much as possible this upcoming year.

I am currently starting my Masters degree in 2023 at UWA, studying a Master of Professional Engineering, Biomedical Engineering. I aim to start my degree related internship hours this year, alongside my casual job at the ECU SAGE Lab. I am also a current volunteer with St John Ambulance, where I am an Event Health Officer – if you see me at an event, please do come say hi! In my spare time, I enjoy reading, writing fiction, and learning new languages.


Matthew Redknap


Hey everyone! My name is Matt and I am the Treasurer for BES in 2023. My roles and responsibilities include managing the clubs finances and ensuring that they are stable throughout the year. This typically involves approving of club budgets, organising sponsorships and applying for grants.

I am currently in my final year of Masters and am looking forward to graduating in order to begin working as a qualified biomedical engineer. I am currently fortunate enough to be working an internship with VeinTech whilst also working alongside some of UWA’s best academics where we are trying to grow anatomically and physiologically accurate microvessels in vitro. While I’m not at uni I like to pass the time playing a variety of sports such as basketball and soccer or relaxing by the beach.


Amira Ilyas


Hi there! I'm Amira and I’ll be the BES Secretary for 2023. In this role, I’ll be working to assist in planning and holding committee meetings with Fatema, as well as the general administrative work required to help WA BES run smoothly. I am currently in my final year of my Masters of Professional Engineering, specifically in Biomedical Engineering. Since doing human biology in high school, I’ve found learning about the human body fascinating, manifesting in a second undergraduate major of anatomy and human biology (along with engineering science)

During the holidays, I’ve completed some work with the T3mPLATE at Harry Perkins Institute of Research , doing some really interesting work to assist with their research that they’re conducting there. Outside of engineering, I really enjoy photography and hanging out with my two cats!


Kaylene Schutz


Hi! I’m Kaylene and I am the Industry Vice-President for 2023. My role is to facilitate connections between biomedical engineering students and industry members. Some of the exciting events planned for this year include networking, panel discussions, and a meet-the-graduates evening. Hope to see you there! 

I am currently in my 5th year at UWA, completing the Master’s of Biomedical Engineering. My undergraduate degree was a Bachelor of Science majoring in engineering and neuroscience. I chose this degree because I have always been passionate about the medical field and innovation in medical technology. I have interned at Canon Medical Systems and Oncores Medical which were both great opportunities for me to learn about the industry and gain more skills. In my spare time, I love going to the beach, reading, and playing ultimate frisbee!


Kiona Fry


Hi, I am Kiona and I am the Student Engagement Vice-President for 2023. My aim is to provide a casual environment where students can meet. This year I am hoping to bring you more fun events to meet fellow biomedical engineers, as well as our annual soccer tournament, quiz night and cocktail night.

I am in my second year of my bachelor of engineering, specialising in biomedical engineering. I chose this field as I've always been passionate about technology and medicine so hope to put into practice a combination of the two in my career. Outside of BES I love playing music, reading and crocheting.


Aden Carlton


Hello, I am Aden and I will be your Development vice president for 2023. I will be in charge of running various development events and workshops where we will be teaching many of the skills we need to succeed in the outside world. The development team strives to provide students with the drive needed to make it through the degree and into the workforce.

I am currently in my final year of my Masters of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Western Australia. In conjunction with uni I am working as an engineering data analyst along with quality control in a chemical synthesis lab. I am driven to deliver great healthcare to all those in need by bridging the gap between the technical side of engineering and the clinical side of healthcare. I love the outdoors and essentially every sport and am keen for a beer whenever.


Nurhayati Samad


Hi, I'm Nurhayati, and I am the Marketing VP for 2023! My role in BES is to help gain my traction to our growing club. 
I lead the promotion of the club by running our social media accounts, making posters, and designing and ordering our merchandise. I am hoping to further provide exposure of the club to students in universities across Western Australia and in the working industry.

I am in my second year of engineering under the new undergraduate honours program (Bachelors of Engineering)(Honours) majoring in Biomedical Engineering. I’ve always enjoyed doing maths in school and I always wanted to incorporate my maths skills with my curiosity for the human body and how it works. I’m excited to meet more people within biomedical engineering and I am happy to answer any questions regarding the new undergraduate course! In my free time, I really enjoy reading, baking and staying at home 🙂

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