Judith Whitworth is the Director of the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the Howard Florey Professor of Medical Research at the Australian National University. Judith is a leader in the advancement of academic medicine and has made a significant contribution to research policy and medical research administration in Australia and internationally. She heads the University's High Blood Pressure Research Unit, participates in several World Health Organisation committees and is an Ambassador for Women and for Canberra. In 2002 Judith was acknowledged as a leader for Australian women and was named Telstra ACT Business Woman of the Year. She is not only an inspiration to Australian women but also to all Australians.