Professor Christine Jenkins worked tirelessly with the other research leaders as a team and led them as they considered their strategy at a time of great change. Professor Jenkins ran the education program for the Woolcock especially the Think Tank program which has considerably enriched our research and scientific interchange, as well as the professional development program for healthcare practitioners. Internationally-renowned speakers were invited to the Woolcock and the facilitation of interaction with research leaders has enriched our research programs. Her guidance has led to new research directions, collaborations and grants. Professor Jenkins was also an active member of the two Respiratory CRC (Cooperative Research Centres) programs.