Professor Jaya Dantas is Deputy Chair of the Curtin University Academic Board, Dean International and Dean, Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Professor of International Health, in the School of Population Health at Curtin University in Western Australia.  Her career spans 35 years of leadership, research and teaching in India, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Australia and she has undertaken consultancies in Pakistan, Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka, Singapore and South Africa. Prof Dantas has been a delegate to the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York between 2015-2019. Her national leadership roles include – the Global Gender Equality in Health Leadership Committee of Women in Global Health, Australia, President of Australian Graduate Women and International Health Convenor of Public Health Association of Australia. She brings a unique lived experience lens on global gender, diversity, education and health.