Justine Smith is an internationally recognised ophthalmologist and vision scientist. She is Future Fellow of the Australian Research Council and Research Strategic Professor at Flinders University. Justine is an expert on uveitis – inflammation inside the eye. She has played lead roles in laboratory research and clinical trials that have established the use of biologic drugs to reduce vision loss from uveitis. Justine has advocated strongly for medical research as President of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, which is the largest global society for eye and vision research, with an 80‐year history and 12,500 members in 75 countries.