Julia Brotherton is a public health physician and Medical Director of VCS Population Health. She is a medical graduate from the University of Newcastle, NSW, has a Masters degree in Public Health and a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Sydney and holds a Fellowship in Public Health Medicine. For over fifteen years Julia has been involved in research and policy development informing the implementation and evaluation of HPV vaccination programs in Australia. She has been a lead investigator in Australian research which has demonstrated the world’s first evidence of dramatic declines in both HPV infections and pre-cancerous cervical lesions in young women post- vaccination. She has over 180 publications to date and is a member of the WHO Director General's Expert Advisory Group on Cervical Cancer Elimination.