Ruth Neale completed a Masters in Chemistry (MChem) and Honours degree in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh in 2011. Ruth has four years’ experience working in marketing and communications for professional and not-for profit scientific organisations in Australia and the UK. She has worked at the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) as a science executive in the Life Sciences team. After moving to Australia in 2013 Ruth has led marketing campaigns, communications and media at The University of Queensland. Since 2015, Ruth has worked for the Community for Open Antimicrobial Drug Discovery (CO-ADD) a not-for profit antibiotic drug discovery project. Ruth is the South-East Queensland Australian Science Communicators President.