Doreen Rosenthalwas born in Melbourne and in her mid-20s, married with 3 small children, took the brave step of going to university. She became passionately interested in psychology and worked in that field until the early 90s when she began researching in public health, initially in HIV/AIDS and most recently women’s health. During this time, she developed two award-winning websites on adolescent sexuality and sexual health. Doreen retired in 2008 but has continued to carry out research. She spends a lot of time with her family, including her seven grandchildren.