Sharon has dual appointments, as a senior lecturer/research fellow at The University of Melbourne and as a nurse consultant in the Nursing Research Department at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. She coordinates the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice program and oversees the Graduate Certificate programs in paediatrics, paediatric intensive care and neonatal intensive care. She worked for many years in paediatric critical care and has held clinical and educational appointments within the area. Her program of research focuses on improving the safety and quality of care of hospitalised children with a particular focus on improving the detection and response to paediatric clinical deterioration. She is the nursing lead on the Victorian Children’s Tool for Observation and Response (ViCTOR) projects in Victoria. Sharon is passionate about supporting clinical nurses to engage with evidence-based practice and to conduct clinically relevant research where the findings can be readily translated into practice.