Dr Jackson Thomas (BPharm, MPharmSc, PhD) is a pharmacist, senior lecturer and an academic scientist at the University of Canberra. Jackson is also a consultant for pharmaceutical manufacturers, biotech companies, and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Jackson has a specific clinical and research interest in indigenous child health, especially skin infections in Australian Indigenous children. Other research interests include (but are not limited to) innovations in teaching & patient care, discovery of bio-actives from natural resources, quality use of medicines including drug stability and counterfeit medications, complementary and alternative medicine including food science and nutrition, and epidermal parasitic infectious skin disease in humans and infectious and zoonotic disease in livestock. As a result of his research achievements, he was given the 2015 ACT Tall Poppy of the Year Award. Following on from this, he was selected into the Early- and Mid-Career Research Forum Executive Committee affiliated to Australian Academy of Science and a specialist advisor for Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).