Rachelle Buchbinder is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, rheumatologist and clinical epidemiologist. She is the Director, Monash Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Cabrini Institute and Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. Her other roles include Coordinating Editor, Cochrane Musculoskeletal and founding member; Chair, Australia & New Zealand Musculoskeletal (ANZMUSC) Clinical Trial Network; and she is the immediate past president of the Australian Rheumatology Association. She combines clinical practice with research in a wide range of multidisciplinary projects relating to musculoskeletal conditions. She has a longstanding commitment to implementation of clinical research evidence to guide clinical decision-making and improve patient outcomes.