I graduated as a nurse in 1996 from the University of Nottingham and have worked in the Intensive care specialist area all my career. I have worked in Wellington ICU since 2004 where I have progressed through the career pathway to Expert level and worked briefly as an ICU flight retrieval nurse. In 2012 I graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Masters in clinical nursing. From 2009 I became an Associate Charge Nurse Manager (ACNM) managing and coordinating ICU services. Through these years I have led several projects improving the quality of patient care in the ICU and have published in several critical care journals. For the past 4 years I have been a guest lecturer going on to become a teaching fellow with Victoria University of Wellington post graduate Nursing programme as well as being the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Wellington ICU.