Dr Patsy Yates is a Registered Nurse with extensive experience as a leader in education and research in the health sector. Prior to her appointment as Executive Dean in the Faculty of Health at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2020, Patsy was Professor and Head of the School of Nursing at QUT. She also currently holds the position of Co-Director for QUT’s Centre for Healthcare Transformation. Patsy is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the Australian College of Nursing. She has been inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and was awarded the USA Oncology Nursing Society Distinguished Researcher Award in 2018. Patsy is the immediate Past President of the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care and a past-President of Palliative Care Australia. She was awarded the title of Distinguished Professor at QUT in 2019, and in 2020 was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division for significant service to tertiary education, to cancer and palliative care nursing, and to medical research.