I am part of an academic team at the La Trobe Rural Health School in nursing. My teaching responsibilities are across years 1-3 of the Bachelor of Nursing program. In addition to my teaching load I am involved in research, with particular interest in Aged Care. I am involved with the John Richards Centre. and am now part of the research team. I am co-investigator on a number of projects within the John Richards Centre. These projects have the broad aim of improving lives of older people with a focus on Ageing well.