Professor Flavia Cicuttini, MBBS 1982 Monash, PhD 1993, FRACP, MSc (Lond), DLSHTM, FAFPHM is a rheumatologist and epidemiologist. She is Head of the Department of Rheumatology Alfred Hospital Melbourne and Professor, Monash University. Her research interests are in the prevention and early treatment of musculoskeletal disease. She has made a major contribution in the understanding of the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis, including work identifying targets for therapy. She has published over 500 papers and serves on a number of national and internationally committees including the Australian Institute of Health And Welfare, the Repatriation Medical Authority and the OARSI Board. She serves on the editorial boards of Arthritis Research Therapy, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders and the MJA.