Jennelle Kyd is Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost at Swinburne University of Technology responsible for leading Higher and Vocational Education. Jennelle was a former Tall Poppy and QLD Tall Poppy Campaign Ambassador. Jennelle has research interests in middle ear and respiratory infections. She is an inventor of commercially valuable intellectual property of vaccine components. Previously Jennelle held the positions of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Research) at CQUniversity Australia, Professor of Forensic Science and Head, National Centre for Forensic Studies at the University of Canberra and Director of research centres at the University of Canberra. Her PhD was conferred by the University of Newcastle. Professor Kyd has an extensive and diverse network of contacts with government and industry through her many review, advisory and consultative positions.