Associate Professor Susan Hua is a full-time teaching and research academic pharmacist in the School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy at the University of Newcastle. She is also the group leader of the Therapeutic Targeting Research Program at the University of Newcastle and the Hunter Medical Research Institute. She has independently established the first translational nanopharmaceutics laboratory in the Hunter region, which has led to significant research discoveries in targeted nanomedicines. Nanomedicine applies nanotechnology to highly specific medical interventions for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. Her research is focused on improving the way we treat patients through the development of more effective and safer medications and diagnostic agents.