Michelle Camilleri is a lecturer in the Nursing & Midwifery Division, at the Institute of Health Care, University of Malta. She holds degrees of Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Nursing Studies (Malta) awarded by the University of Malta, Masters of Science in Advanced Nursing Practice awarded by the University of Nottingham UK and a PG Diploma in Adult Education awarded by Massey University, New Zealand. In 2009 she obtained a degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Surrey, UK for research into the learning process of becoming a nurse. Her research interests are primarily concerned with emergency nursing issues, practice development and processes of learning in practice. Since her appointment in 2001, Michelle has taught on undergraduate, postgraduate and continuous professional development programmes. Michelle has been involved in various innovation projects, with the most recent being the new continuous assessment system for practical study units for pre-registration nursing programmes which commenced in 2006. Michelle is now coordinator of Continuous Professional Development programmes for qualified nurses. Michelle is a state registered nurse with the Council for Nurses and Midwives in Malta as well as the Nurses and Midwives Council in The United Kingdom. Her area of practice is primarily emergency nursing.