A highly respected doctor, well known for her services to medicine, science and the community, Dr Kailis was also an astute businesswoman, academic and philanthropist.

Her work in neurology and genetics at Royal Perth Hospital led her to introduce a predictive testing program for Huntington’s disease and she was involved in research into motor neuron disease and muscular dystrophy. At PLC Dr Kailis was known and loved as a mother, grandmother, member of the PLC Council, Chair of Council, Life Member of Council, Honorary Life Member of the Old Collegians’ Association, Member of the Summers’ Society and the PLC Foundation.