Professor Rudd obtained a BSc in Chemistry at the University of London and a PhD in Glycobiology at the Open University, UK. She was a Founding Scientist of Wessex Biochemicals (later Sigma London), Visiting Research Associate at The Scripps Research Institute, CA, Visiting Professor of Biochemistry at Shanghai Medical University PRC, Visiting Scientist at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel and Erskine Visiting Fellow, Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, London and a Visiting Professor at St. George’s Hospital, London and an Adjunct Professor at North Eastern University, Boston. She has more than 200 scientific publications and given over 200 lectures and seminars at international meetings. In 2010 she was awarded the James Gregory Medal and an Agilent Thought Leader award.