Associate Professor Bowman completed her PhD in 1992 and has since attained an MPsyc(Clin) qualification. Subsequent to her PhD completion, she worked in several positions where research was not the primary focus; including as a service manager for drug and alcohol services, and as the (first) Evaluation Coordinator for the commonwealth-funded National Prescribing Service. Since 2008, while continuing to teach, a greater opportunity to develop her research has been reflected in an increasing number of successful competitive research grants, publications and PhD students. AProf Bowman has over 90 peer-reviewed journal publications, and has been a Chief Investigator on grants to a value of over $5million (mostly NH&MRC funding). Her main research interest lies in reducing the burden of chronic disease at a population level, through health behaviour change, and she has particular experience in developing and evaluating ‘practice change’ interventions within health service and other settings to increase the delivery of preventive care to underserved populations.