Vivien Rodgers is an widely-exprienced Registered Nurse. Initial training in Australia preceded clinical, management, academic and research experiences in surgical, maternity, primary health and gerontology settings, in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and New Zealand. Her published research includes nurse-education and gerontology topics. Vivien has presented at national and international health conferences, and keynote speaker at national organisation gatherings. Her most recent work involves research support for improving the uptake and quality of palliative care into residential aged care practice in regional New Zealand. Vivien received her PhD from Massey University in 2016.