Yangama is a registered general nurse with over 15 years nursing experience. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings progressing to leadership roles in community nursing and acute care nursing. He has spent most of his clinical nursing in an emergency department. In the last 7 years, he has concentrated on teaching undergraduate nursing students and developing his academic career. His teaching philosophy is based on his interests in collaborative cross functional teaching teams which foster thematic learning. Instead of the 'frontal teaching' method of large lectures or autocratic seminars, he prefers student-centred teaching that encourages learning for both students and teachers. To maintain clinical currency in the nursing profession, Yangama still holds a casual position with a major provider of health services in Victoria. As a Registered Nurse, Yangama has used the medical model (Save one life at a time) in professional practice over the years and he teaches nursing students this model. However, working in the community has broadened his skills to include the public health model (Save a million at a time) culminating into formal training in public health. He worked for a major community care provider managing community care programs that include the Veterans Nursing Program, Extended Aged Care at Home (EACH), Community Aged Care Package (CACP) and Home and Community Care (HACC). Deficiencies and challenges in this area have shaped his interest in researching the care of older people across the continuum of health service from acute to community care.