Prof Davidson is a world leader in paediatric anaesthesia. He has led some of the most influential research in this field, with a significant impact on clinical care, and has established a global network of researchers. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal Pediatric Anesthesia and will shortly take up a positon as an Editor for Anesthesiology the worlds leading journal in the field, and will be the first Australian on the Editorial Board. His academic leadership extends beyond anaesthesia. He is the Medical Director of the Melbourne Childrens Trials Centre and also chairs the Paediatric Trials Network for Australia.