Professor Elizabeth McInnes is Deputy Director of the Nursing Research Institute (NRI); a partnership between St Vincent’s Health Australia Sydney, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and Australian Catholic University. She is also Professor of Nursing Research at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne. Professor McInnes began her professional career working in social welfare and then as a registered nurse. Her postgraduate qualifications include a PhD from the University of Manchester and a Master of Public Health from the University of Sydney. She has over 80 published research articles and has been chief investigator on a number of NHMRC and other grants. Her research areas focus on evidence uptake and clinician behaviour change in acute care settings and factors that influence the uptake of evidence-based interventions. She has experience in systematic reviews, trials and qualitative research.