Brenda Morrow is an Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa. A physiotherapist by training, Brenda worked clinically from 1995 to 2006 at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town. She developed a special interest in paediatric respiratory diseases, particularly in the context of critical care and the management of children with Cystic Fibrosis, and embarked on a Master’s Degree in 2001, which was upgraded to PhD in 2003. In 2005 Brenda was awarded a PhD for her dissertation, “An investigation into nonbronchoscopic bronchoalveolar lavage and endotracheal suctioning in critically ill infants and children”. In 2008 she completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship funded by the Medical Research Council of Southern Africa (MRC). In 2009 she was awarded an MRC Career Development Award to develop clinical research using electrical impedance tomography – an emerging, noninvasive imaging tool which allows real-time quantitative analysis of ventilation distribution. In 2012 she was promoted Ad Hominem to Associate Professor. Since 1998, Brenda has been engaged in teaching and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students. Her current job description includes expanding the African Paediatric Fellowship Program to train paediatric allied health and rehabilitation therapists throughout Africa and to facilitate the concept of a multidisciplinary, holistic approach to child health practice and research. In 2014, she completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research Ethics (with Distinction) through the University of Stellenbosch. Brenda is Chair of the Department of Paediatrics’ Research Committee; a member of the Faculty of Health Sciences Research and Human Research Ethics Committees; and a member of many special interest, editorial and advisory boards. She has published and presented her research findings widely, and won several awards. She is deputy editor of theSouthern African Journal of Critical Care and a regular reviewer for many international journals. Brenda is currently Chairperson of the Cardiopulmonary Special Interest Group under the auspices of the South African Society of Physiotherapy.