Joanna Collingwood is Professor at the University of Warwick in the UK, where she founded and leads the Trace Metals in Medicine Laboratory in the School of Engineering. Joanna holds an MPhys Physics (York) and PhD in Physics (Warwick). Her postdoctoral training was at Keele University (UK) and University of Florida (USA), with fellowship support from the Alzheimer’s Society and the UK Research Councils. She has particular interest in the role of iron metabolism in human health, and has contributed to developments in synchrotron spectromicroscopy analysis of metals in human tissues, and in magnetic resonance imaging of iron levels in tissue samples, to inform clinical measurement of iron dysregulation in neurodegenerative disorders. Joanna has served on numerous synchrotron facility user groups and panels at UK and European level, on the USA National High Magnetic Field Laboratory User Committee, and has served as Biomagnetics Editor for IEEE Transactions on Magnetics and on the UK Alzheimer’s Society Biomedical Grant Advisory Board (UK). Joanna’s professorial role includes significant responsibility for equality and diversity initiatives at institutional and departmental level. She led the School of Engineering to its Athena Swan Silver Chartermark, and has chaired the University of Warwick Gender Task Force since 2017.