Professor Fiona Coyer holds a joint appointment as Professor of Nursing with the School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia. She is based at the Intensive Care Services department, RBWH. Fiona has extensive experience as a leader in academic and research programs. In August 2012, she established the Intensive Care Nursing Professorial Unit at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital where she has developed a program of work focused on developing evidence-based approaches to nursing care and management of the skin integrity in the critically ill patient in intensive care. Fiona currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Wound Care and Intensive and Critical Care Nursing journal.