Paediatrician and Epidemiologist, Nick Brown is the Editor in Chief of Archives of Disease in Childhood (ADC). My initial training was in the UK in general paediatrics, but, for the last 25 years, have had a parallel career in academic international child health. I have lived and worked in Sudan, Afghanistan, Papua New Guinea, India and Pakistan largely as an epidemiologist. I have a long affiliation with the Aga Khan University in Karachi where I teach epidemiology, biostatistics and research methodology and am involved in studies in child pneumonia, rheumatic heart disease, thalassaemia and early child development. Now based in Sweden with a clinical position in Gävle and academic affiliation with the International Centre for Maternal and Child Health at Uppsala University Editorially, I aim to advocate for child health by the promotion of high quality policy influencing research “with passion, wit and flavour”.