The Power List 2021
Director, Australian National Phenome Center, Professor of Medicine, Pro-vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, Murdoch University; Emeritus Professor of Biological Chemistry, Imperial College London
In another life… I am not sure that I am an analytical scientist in the way that most people think about analytical chemistry. My work is almost entirely biomedical problem driven and spans multiple types of analytical technologies and modeling/informatic approaches to recovering biological or medical data from complex systems and samples. We do develop new techniques and methods, but they are always inspired by trying to solve specific types of biological or medical problems (which means that, if successful, they have immediate translational value). So I sit at the interface between medicine and analytical science – I could work at other multidisciplinary interfaces I suppose, but I have ended up doing something I am good at that hopefully also has some beneficial outcomes for society.