Lesley J. Rogers is emeritus professor at the University of New England, Australia, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. She completed her first degree with Honors at Adelaide University, South Australia, and then a Doctor of Philosophy followed by a Doctor of Science at the University of Sussex, UK. Her publications, numbering over 450, include 19 books and over 300 scientific papers and book chapters, mainly in the field of neuroscience and animal behavior with a focus on development and laterality of brain and behavior. She has received a number of awards for excellence in research, including a Special Investigator Award from the Australian Research Council, an Australian Centenary Medal, and the Clarke Medal from the Royal Society of New South Wales. She is an editor of the international journal Laterality: Asymmetries of Brain, Behaviour, and Cognition.