Professor Christine Stirling is a nursing academic with the School of Nursing University of Tasmania. Christine has contributed significantly to improving health services for older Australians by increasing knowledge and generating impact in the social science nursing fields of dementia care and community/rural health. She is President of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Chair of the AAG Research Trust, Board Member for the Australian Journal of Ageing, and member of the AIC Aged Services Industry Reference Committee. She has over 100 publications and has received over 2 million in research funding, including NHMRC, over her career. Christine has an extensive record of mixed method health services research using real world and implementation approaches to improve consumer voice and access in care of the older person.