Dr. Peeling is Professor and Chair of Diagnostics Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Trained as a medical microbiologist, Dr. Peeling was the Research Coordinator and Head of Diagnostics Research at the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme on Research & Training in Tropical Diseases (WHO/TDR) in Geneva, Switzerland, and the co-director of the National Laboratory for Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Canada before assuming her current position. Her work in WHO/TDR focused on setting international standards for the evaluation of diagnostics to inform policy and procurement decisions. Dr Peeling has established an International Diagnostics Centre at LSHTM to provide a global hub for advocating the value of diagnostics and for fostering innovative research, development, evaluation and deployment of accessible quality-assured diagnostics to improve global health. Dr. Peeling has a strong interest in ethical issues associated with conducting research in developing countries and was appointed the Chair of the WHO Research Ethics Review Committee 2004-6. She is a member of many international advisory panels and editorial boards. She was the recipient of a YM-YWCA Women of Distinction Award, a 5NR Award for Canadian Leaders of Sustainable Development. Her research was featured in a Discovery Channel documentary on Chlamydia infection and infertility, and in Fighting Syphilis, a documentary in the highly acclaimed BBC Kill or Cure series.