Associate Professor Mal McLeod obtained his BSc (Hons) at Monash University, Australia and DPhil. from Cambridge, UK. He returned to a postdoctoral position at the ANU before moving to academic positions at the University of Sydney in 1998, and the ANU in 2007. His research interests include medicinal chemistry and the development of new chemical and analytical technologies to study drug metabolism, with a particular focus on steroidal conjugates. This work frequently finds application in the field of sports drug testing and clinical diagnosis. He cycles to work and uses caffeine as his performance enhancing drug of choice.