Leisa George graduated from Keele University in 2002 and worked as a children’s nurse before gaining her first academic post at Staffordshire University in 2007. Here she completed a MA in Higher and Professional Health Education with Distinction and was awarded the Highest Academic Achievement Award in 2013. During 2014 Leisa worked at the Royal Melbourne Children’s Hospital, Australia as part of the casual nursing workforce before returning to the UK as Professional Lead for Children’s Nursing in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Keele University. In 2015 Leisa won the category of excellent engagement in teaching and learning Award at the Student Union Student Led Teaching Awards. Following maternity leave, Leisa now enjoys working part-time, caring for her young family alongside her role as lecturer in Children's Nursing.