Melanie Gentgall has had a somewhat diverse career, transitioning from specialist nursing roles across various disciplines to senior management and business leadership/executive roles, with a focus on research and research ethics – largely related to clinical trials. Melanie is now responsible for the leadership of PRAXIS Australia, an independent NFP that was created to promote excellence in research and research ethics review, design and conduct in Australia and internationally. PRAXIS aim to increase research outputs, improve research efficiency and protect the welfare of research participants.