Helen Golder graduated with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science, majoring in Livestock Science in 2008 and Honours in Animal Science in 2009 from The University of Adelaide. Helen then joined Scibus (Camden, NSW, Australia) in 2010 and undertook a PhD in Veterinary Science at The University of Sydney in collaboration with Scibus. Helen graduated from her PhD in 2014 with 6 first author papers published in peer reviewed scientific journals from her thesis. Helen was awarded the Veterinary Science Foundation PhD Excellence Award, The 2014 Young Dairy Scientist Award, and Gardiner Foundation Emerging Scientists’ program best paper. Helen’s thesis was entitled ‘Increasing understandings of ruminal acidosis in dairy cattle’. Helen’s research expertise and interests are in ruminal acidosis, rumen function, dairy nutrition, rumen microbiology, metagenomics, and meta-analysis. In her current role as Research Director at Scibus, since 2014, Helen conducts both private and public funded field and desktop studies on a broad range of ruminant topics.