A/Prof Hawkes (MBBS Hons, FRACP, DMedSc) is the Lymphoma Lead at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre, Austin Health and Eastern Health in Melbourne Australia. After completing Medical Oncology training in Melbourne, she undertook a fellowship at the Royal Marsden Hospital, UK and doctoral studies at Melbourne University. She is founder and past president of the Australasian Lymphoma Alliance, chairs the Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Trials Group Lymphoma Working Party, and is a member of Steering Committees for Australian National Lymphoma Registry and international Women in Lymphoma group. A/Prof Hawkes runs a large research program focusing on immune targets in lymphoma and has over 70 publications. She is an active member of ASCO, ASH and EHA as well as the International TCL Consortium.