Professor Esther Chang is Director of Research, Head of Program for the Undergraduate Honours and Higher Research Degree programs in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney. She has worked in academia since 1986 with three tertiary institutions. She has been a Head of School, Dean of the Faculty of Health, and Acting Pro-Vice Chancellor Academic at the University of Western Sydney Hawkesbury. She is currently the President of the Lifestyle Medicine Institute, Australia. Professor Chang is committed to aged and palliative care. She received many large grants investigating, nursing and meeting health needs in older people; developed models of care for acutely ill elderly patients and clients with end-stage dementia. Professor Chang’s international links have generated collaborative research into aged care across several countries. She has received partnership grants with industry and leads the School’s Aged Care and Palliation (ACAP) research team.