Qualifications: B Med (Hons), MPH (Hons), Grad Dip App Epi, FAFPHM, PhD, GAICD A/Prof Brotherton is a public health physician and epidemiologist . As Medical Director of VCS Population Health at VCS Foundation, she has substantial expertise and experience in the delivery and evaluation of population based screening programs and immunisation programs. She is a medical graduate from the University of Newcastle, has a Master’s degree in Public Health and a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Sydney, and holds a Fellowship in Public Health Medicine. She is an Honorary Principal Fellow at the School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne and a Visiting Professor, University of Malaya, Malaysia. For over ten years Julia has been involved in research and policy development informing the implementation and evaluation of HPV vaccination programs in Australia. She has been a lead investigator in Australian research which has demonstrated the world’s first evidence of dramatic declines in both HPV infections and pre-cancerous cervical lesions in young women post- vaccination. She has over 145 publications to date and is passionate about using public health data to undertake policy-relevant research.