Professor Cross has an excellent international reputation, demonstrated by her involvement in five multi-country and nine country-based research consortiums/collaborations. She has received $18.5m+ for 52 research projects to advance children’s health. She founded two research centres, mentoring 120 employees, 450+ volunteers and supervising 30 higher-degree students, including helping them to publish 48 papers. She facilitates much research translation especially for school health promotion practice and policy. An intervention from 11 of her research projects is in 2,500 schools in Australia, UK and USA. She has 13 awards for her contribution to children’s research including 2012 WA, Australian of the Year.