A passion for sleep measurement
I went to graduate school with the intention of learning how to ‘teach’ nursing. As a requirement of the Masters of Science in Nursing program, I was expected to conduct a research project. I really enjoyed it and immersed myself in the work. I especially liked the process of conceptualising the study and conducting the data analysis. I found this a very creative process.
My mother was a nurse and, although we never really discussed a future in nursing for me when I was growing up, I internalised her dedication to the field and her concern for her patients. There are too many people to mention who influenced my career as a researcher.