Dr Helen Fitton is the Chief Scientist at Marinova Pty Ltd and has more than 20 years of experience in commercially focused research and development in the extraction, analysis and application of fucoidan compounds. Her area of expertise lies in polymers for biomedical applications, with a focus on natural polysaccharides from marine macroalgae. For the last 23 years, she has lived in Tasmania and feels very fortunate make a home in such a wonderful part of the world. Dr Fitton holds a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from the University of Manchester, a MSc from University College London and a PhD in Applied Chemistry from Aston University. Dr Fitton has been a key contributor to over 35 published research papers and 3 book chapters, as well as a reviewer for fucoidan and macroalgae focused research papers.