Dr Helen Rawson is a Registered Nurse and Senior Research Fellow in Deakin University’s Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research-Monash Health Partnership. As a Registered Nurse Helen has extensive experience in working with older people in acute and residential care settings. She has over 17 years experience in academia involved in teaching and research. Her research agenda is to enhance wellbeing and promote safe and evidence-based care for older people across three interrelated areas: engaging older people and families in hospital, community and aged care settings; workforce development; and the health needs of culturally and linguistically diverse older people. Her most significant contributions include development and implementation of care models that increased staff capacity to engage older people and families in care delivery; research translation that supports quality care for older people. Helen has previously collaborated with the Victorian Public Sector Residential Aged Committee and was on the steering committee for the Experiences of ageing in Australia project. Helen is an executive committee member for the Australasian Association of Gerontology, Victoria Division, and is part of their workforce development and cultural and linguistic diversity in ageing groups. She is also a member of the policy committee for COTA Victoria.