Professor Daniela Traini, PhD, is a Professor in Respiratory Science and NHMRC Investigator (2020-2024) at Macquarie Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences, Macquarie University, based at the Respiratory Technology Group, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research. She has over 20 years of experience in inhalation drug development, with a focus on particle engineering and drug delivery. She was awarded her PhD in Pharmaceutical Science from the University of Bath (UK) in 2005. Through her experience in both university and industrial research, she has acquired expertise in translating pharmaceutical advances into practical applications and managing research projects to successful outcomes. She has published more than 240 research manuscripts and has been awarded career funding of over US$18 million in competitive research grants since 2005.