Professor Thomas is Professor of Rheumatology at University of Queensland, Translational Research Institute, consultant Rheumatologist at Princess Alexandra Hospital, fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and member of the Order of Australia. She founded the Uniquest spin-off company Dendright. Her research seeks to understand autoimmune disease and restoration of immune tolerance. She developed and tested antigen-specific immunotherapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis, based on dendritic cell and liposome formats in two world first proof-of-concept trials. Her team is partnered with CSL in Sjogren’s syndrome immunotherapy, and she is progressing an antigen-specific immunotherapy for type 1 diabetes to clinical trials. She has contributed major insights into the role of the microbiome in spondyloarthropathy.