Professor Billie Bonevski is a health behaviour scientist and Women in STEMM Chair at the University of Newcastle. She is also President of the Oceania Chapter of the international Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT). Her research focusses on developing and evaluating smoking cessation and tobacco harm reduction interventions for high-risk groups. She is currently leading smoking cessation trials with people in mental health and drug and alcohol treatment and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. She has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles, and attracted $19 million in competitive funding, including 15 NHMRC grants.