Kathy Andrews is a Professor and Deputy Director of the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery, Griffith University. Her work focuses on the discovery of new drugs to prevent and treat malaria, a disease that kills >440,000 people annually. Kathy has worked in Australia and Germany, and has received a number of prestigious awards including an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, a 2008 Queensland Premiers Award for Medical Research, an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship and the 2017 Queensland Women in Technology Life Science Research Leader Award. Kathy is a past Director of the Australian Society for Medical Research and Executive Council member of the Australian Society for Parasitology. She has published >90 papers, supervised >20 research students to completion and has attracted significant research funding. Kathy is passionate about inspiring the next generation of scientists and is the founder and leader of the That’s RAD! Science STEM outreach project.