Nicola is an early career research who’s work in evaluation and implementation science largely focusses on increasing equity and participation in Australia’s national cancer screening programs. Recently embarking on a PhD (supported by an NHMRC scholarship), Nicola’s project aims to optimise and evaluate recent policy changes allowing universal access to self-collection for cervical screening – a policy that has great potential to increase equity and improve cervical cancer outcomes in Australia. Nicola is also a part of a range of other projects, including evaluating initiatives to increase participation in the bowel, breast and cervical screening programs, and more recently, involved in early scoping work to inform the design of the potential lung cancer screening program. Nicola is passionate about equity in health and feels privileged to contribute to ensuring systems are accessible, inclusive and support positive experiences for everyone in the prevention of cancer.