Prior experience as Head of Nursing and Acting Dean of Faculty of Education, Health and Professional Studies at UNE, Head of Nursing & Midwifery at LTU, President of AAG Vic and Director Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care, Foundation Chair in Gerontic Nursing; Director AIPCA and Foundation Chair in Interdisciplinary Aged Care;. Director Vic and Tas DTSC and LTU Institute for Social Participation; Director on Board of Aged Care Standards & Accreditation Agency.
Current: Emeritus Professor La trobe University & Hon Professorial Fellow NARI
Major research areas:dementia, person centered care, sexuality,pain and aged care workforce
Lead Editor "Care of Older People" which won AJA book award in 2005 and 2010