Eileen commenced her nursing career as a generalist nurse at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne Australia and followed through with her Basic Psychiatric Nursing qualifications at Mayday Hills Hospital, Victoria Australia. Since qualifying as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse, she worked for 10 years in the psychiatric clinical setting. She has attained the degrees in Post Graduate Diploma in Community Psychiatric Nursing (La Trobe University), Master of Nursing Science (La Trobe University), PhD (Adelaide University) and Graduate Certificate Higher Education Teaching and Learning (Charles Sturt University). Eileen has been appointed as a Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy UK. Eileen has been in Academia since 2002 as a Senior Lecturer La Trobe University Victoria Australia; Assistant Professor University of Canberra Australian Capital Territory Australia; and Lecturer Charles Sturt University New South Wales Australia. She has achieved national and international publications and conference speaking. Eileen's roles within the University sector include Clinical Director of Nursing, Masters Coursework Coordinator, Honours Coordinator, Post Graduate Mental Health Subject Coordinator, Coordinator Bachelor of Nursing Mental Health Major, Promoting Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Nursing, and Psychiatric Geriatric Nursing. Her lecturing component includes lecturing into all levels of Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Higher Degree levels. Eileen's area of research expertise is in Action Research and examined stressors in rural and remote community mental health teams which contribute to workplace burnout using this methodology for her PhD.