Dr. Hutchins is an Associate Professor with the Global Health Workshops Group, Faculty of medicine, University of Calgary. The focus of this group is to empower developing countries with the knowledge, skills and confidence their faculty needs in molecular biology to teach their own students thus increasing their capacity to do research using these techniques. Dr. Hutchins is also an executive director with the Alberta Women’s Science Network in Calgary. With a strong interest in science education, literacy and outreach, she has designed curriculums for laboratory-based courses and workshops for new technologies. Dr Hutchins was actively involved in setting up pipettes services at Biologix and other locations in Africa and India.