Professor Jaya Dantas (PhD) is Deputy Chair of the Curtin University Academic Board, Dean International in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Professor in the Curtin School of Population Health at Curtin University in Western Australia. Since 2018, she leads the Faculty of Health Sciences global positioning portfolio supporting the Pro-Vice Chancellor with international initiatives. She has worked for 34 years in India, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Australia and undertaken research, fellowships and consultancies in Singapore, Sri Lanka, Germany, Canada, USA, and South Africa. Professor Dantas received a National Award for University Teaching in 2010 and is a Fellow of the Public Health Association of Australia. She is currently President of Australian Graduate Women, the International Health SIG convener of the Public Health Association of Australia and has been a delegate to the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations. Jaya was recently elected to the Women in Global Health Australia, Global Gender Equality in Health Leadership Committee. Professor Dantas is currently also leading a research program in refugee and migrant health and her research examines Global Public Health with a focus on health equity, the impact of post-conflict adversity, the social determinants of health, and gender with a strong focus on psychosocial well-being. Her research engages communities and draws on multidisciplinary mixed and participatory methods.