Christine Phillips is a general practitioner with qualifications in anthropology, public health and education, who has worked for nearly 20 years in refugee and asylum seeker health care. She is Associate Professor of Social Foundations of Medicine at the ANU Medical School, Medical Director of Companion House Medical Service, the ACT’s refugee health service, one of the founders and current Chair of the Refugee Health Network of Australia, and an expert medical adviser to UNHCR. She has published over 100 peer reviewed papers and reports, focusing on quality and equity in primary health care delivery. For over a decade, Christine has advocated through policy, research and education for better use of interpreters in medical settings,including chairing the committee developing standards for health care interpreting. She holds a national citation for teaching excellence, and university awards for teaching, research and services to community and gender equity.