Dr Sarah Hanieh is an NHMRC Research Fellow in the Global Health Group at the Peter Doherty Institute for Immunity and Infection. Sarah trained as a paediatric infectious diseases physician and has worked in maternal and child health for over 20 years in a clinical, research and policy capacity with a number of non-governmental, academic and other international institutions including Medecins Sans Frontieres and the World Health Organization. She has previously spent time working in Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Liberia, South America, Ethiopia and Vietnam, as well as in Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory. Sarah was awarded both the Chancellors Prize and Dean's Award for Excellence in a PhD thesis and received a four-year NHMRC Early Career Research Fellowship. She was recently selected to take part in the largest all woman expedition to Antarctica as part of a leadership, strategic and science initiative for women in STEMM.