Gary Mitchell is a registered nurse and a senior lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB). He is passionate about nurse education and is the current year one lead for the undergraduate Professional Nursing (BSc) course Pathway Lead for the Specialist Practice in Older People’s Nursing Programme at postgraduate level. Gary has significant clinical and academic expertise in the care of older people. He presently chairs the Royal College of Nursing’s Older People Forum, a group that represents more than 12,000 nurses and support staff providing care to older people in the United Kingdom. Gary holds the title of QN (Queen’s Nurse) and is an editorial board member with BMC Geriatrics, BMC Nursing and the Journal of Advanced Nursing. He is also a member of the NICE Clinical Guideline Committee for CG103: Delirium: Prevention, Diagnosis and Management.