As a former QARANC Nursing Officer with 16 years of experience, I am able to contribute to the Adult Team by delivering a different perspective to leading and decision making in complex situations. From Operational Tours to Critical Care Outreach my nursing has been varied and incredibly fulfilling. I moved into academia in 2019; my areas of interest remain within acute care, leadership and decision making. As Lead for Year Two of the BSc Adult Nurse Programme our focus is upon complexities in care, I am also the lead for the Acute Life-Threatening Events and Recognition (ALERT) Course that is now embedded within Year Two. My aim as a lecturer is, to provide knowledge and confidence to our students in a safe and innovative environment and have some fun along the way.