Sarah joined QNIS in September 2020. Originally a community mental health nurse, she brings thirty years of experience across clinical practice, national workforce development, training, supervision, consultancy, academic teaching and research. She has led projects and programmes of work for NHS Education for Scotland and completed her doctoral research with a scholarship from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Throughout her career, Sarah has been interested in helping create the conditions required for sensitive, expert nursing practice, and she recognises the importance of a range of individual, organisational, political, and societal factors in the creation of these conditions. She knows that QNIS – Scotland focused, UK connected and globally aware – is a great place to continue this work.