Professor Tony Perkins is a biochemist with particular interests in anti-oxidant enzymes systems in the human placenta. His research focus is on mitochondrial dysfunction and how oxidative stress influences placental cell turnover in complications of pregnancy such as preterm birth, fetal growth restriction and preeclampsia. In 1990 Perkins joined the Nuffield Dept of Obstetrics, at the University of Oxford, initially as a PhD student then subsequently as a Post-Doctoral Fellow. In 1996 he returned to Australia to an Academic position at the Gold Coast Campus of Griffith University and has established an active research laboratory examining the role of oxidative stress in placental pathology. Professor Perkins has an international reputation in placental biology/biochemistry and has published > 100 papers and raised more than $4 million in research funding. His work is widely cited with a H index of 28. Prof Perkins is currently the Australasian Editor for the journal Placenta and for many years has been actively involved in both the Aust. & NZ Placenta Research Association and the International Federation of Placenta Research Associations. In these roles he is at the forefront of placental research both nationally and internationally. He has a reputation for excellence in placental research and is often invited to present at various national and international meetings. He is a regular reviewer for a variety of Journals and grant assessor for many national and international grant agencies. He has served on the Grant reviewer panels for NHMRC Project grants and Post-Doctoral fellowships. Prof Perkins has supervised many Research Higher degree students and teaches Biochemistry to undergraduates. He has held several senior executive roles at Griffith University including Head of the School of Medical Science 2007-2011 and Dean Academic for the Health Group (2012-2018).