Dr. Nikki Townell completed medical training at Manchester University, UK in 2004. She completed postgraduate training in both infectious diseases and clinical microbiology in Brisbane, Australia in 2015 and is recognised as a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians and Royal College of Pathologists Australia. She has worked as a consultant at Mater Hospital Brisbane and Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Australia. For the past 6 years, she has undertaken voluntary and consultancy projects in the Pacific region, involving a number of organizations including World Health Organization and University of Papua New Guinea. Her activities in the Pacific region include microbiology capacity building in Solomon Islands, development of national antimicrobial guidelines for Marshall Islands, development of Pacific region antimicrobial guidelines for Orthopaedic surgeons, Surgical Site Infection workshops and Infection Control workshops in Fiji and Solomon Islands. Nikki joined DMDP as Clinical Team Lead in January 2019. She is working with Cambodian doctors and nurses to improve knowledge about microbiology and strengthen capacity in regards to diagnosis and management of infections.