Katherine Mills has worked at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, since 2001. She is Program Director and Director of Treatment Research for the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use. Her research focuses on the epidemiology and treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, in particular, post traumatic stress disorder. A/Prof Mills has published widely in the area and has been an investigator on numerous grants. She has received a number of awards for excellence in science and research, and in recognition of the impact of her work on the community.