Associate Professor Susan Slatyer is a nurse researcher and educator in the Discipline of Nursing, College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education (SHEE) at Murdoch University and holds adjunct positions at both Curtin and Edith Cowan Universities. Susan has two main research areas: nurse wellbeing and aged care (especially in relation to dementia and family caregivers). She has been instrumental in trialling interventions to sustain cancer nurses’ physical and emotional capacity to care; and to prevent compassion fatigue in acute care nurses; and. She is currently an investigator on an NHMRC funded trial being conducted at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital to evaluate an innovative post-discharge nursing intervention designed to sustain family members of older patients in home-based caregiving. In 2016, Susan was named WA Nurse of the Year and winner of the Excellence in Research award in the WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.