Professor Lin Fritschi is a cancer epidemiologist with a particular interest in occupational causes of cancer. She has a medical degree from the University of Queensland, a doctorate in epidemiology from the Australian National University and is a Public Health Physician with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Lin has led many large case-control and cohort studies investigating occupational hazards as well as non-occupational causes of cancer. She is particularly interested in improving the way we assess historical exposure to chemicals at work and has developed a web-based application (OccIDEAS) to assist in this task (www.occideas.org). She has published over 300 peer-reviewed publications in national and international journals and is a John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Curtin.