Lidija Zdravkovic is Professor of Computational Geomechanics and Head of Geotechnics division at Imperial College London, UK. She holds MEng and MSc engineering degrees from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, and a PhD from Imperial College London, UK. She joined Imperial College academic staff in 1999 and was promoted to full professor in 2013. Lidija has led and managed several research projects in collaboration with industry and other academic groups, focusing on the development and application of numerical methods in geotechnical design and providing solutions to a wide range of geotechnical problems, including renewable energy, nuclear waste disposal and infrastructure resilience. She has authored and co-authored over 200 technical publications and received prizes from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the British Geotechnical Association (BGA), UK, notably the Telford Gold Medal (2002), BGA Medal (2008, 2010, 2012) and was part of the PISA project team winning the 2017 BGA Fleming Award for excellence in geotechnical design and construction, associated with offshore wind turbine foundations. Lidija has served on editorial boards of Geotechnique (2003-2005; 2014-2017), Computers and Geotechnics (2010-2018) and represents the UK on the ICSMGE Technical Committee 103 for numerical analysis. She has served as an elected member on the BGA Executive committee (2010-2013) and has consulted for industry on projects involving Heathrow extension tunnels, Crossrail deep excavations, offshore foundations and infrastructure slopes in conjunction with the high speed rail route in the UK.