Hayley has enjoyed working in the research space for 15 years, with experience from the hospital clinic and laboratory through to the office administration desk. Hayley has a cell biology background in respiratory medicine (BBiomedSc (Hons) 2006 & PhD, UoN 2014) and more recently public health (GradDipPH, QUT 2018). Hayley leads the research team at the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand supporting projects and registries, award administration, and translating research into policy via evidence-based publications. Hayley is passionate about supporting the research community and provides a linking role in the establishment of strategic partnerships, delivery of advocacy, and liaison between the respiratory community and key stakeholders.