Professor Beverley Raphael (1934-2018)

Beverley Raphael was a leading psychiatrist in the field of trauma and a founding Patron of Foundation House, she served until 2007.  A high achiever with a passion to help others, Beverley was one of very few women to enter the field of medicine in the early 1950s.  After a career as a general practitioner  Beverley moved into academia and research and led expert inquiry into widows and bereavement and into preventative psychiatry.  Her experience with the Granville train disaster of 1977 led to work in the trauma field and she went on to focus on the HIV epidemic and, most significantly, to important work in Indigenous health. Beverley’s support of Foundation House and for our work and clients was greatly appreciated by us all and helped to shape Australia’s support of refugees who have survived experience of torture and trauma and we are most grateful for her contribution. Vale.