Professor Rachel Jewkes is the Executive Scientist for Research Strategy in the Office of the SAMRC President. She is an A1 rated scientist. She was formerly Director of the South African Medical Research Council’s Gender and Health Research Unit and is an Honorary Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Public Health. She is the Secretary of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative and the Consortium Director of the DFID-funded What Works to Prevent Violence? Global Programme which is the leading prevention of violence against women research in 13 countries. She has led research in South Africa and globally on the intersection of gender inequity, gender-based violence, and health and is the author of over 300 peer-reviewed journal articles, reports, training manuals, and book chapters.