Jeff Keelan gained his PhD from the University of Auckland in 1994. Although his research was initially in the field of steroid biochemistry, he has primarily focussed on the study placental inflammation, endocrinology and pharmacology. He is Professor of Obstetrics and Head of Laboratories at the School of Women’s and Infants’ Health, University of Western Australia. Jeff is an active member of the SRB and a founding member of the Australian and New Zealand Placental Research Association [ANZPRA]. He is Associated Editor of Reproduction, Fertility and Development. His has published over 110 articles (>2970 citations; h-index 32) in leading journals in the fields of immunology, pharmacology, obstetrics, physiology and endocrinology. His current research is centred on the pharmacological treatment of intra-amniotic infection/inflammation, nanoparticle-based drug delivery in pregnancy, the intrauterine microbial and endocrine environment, amniotic fluid metagenomics and lipidomics.