Dr Cathy Daniel is a Senior Lecturer and the Coordinator of Post Graduate Mental Health Nursing at The University of Melbourne and Scientific Chair for Australian College of Mental Health Nurses. Cathy has continued to work in a clinical role at The Royal Melbourne Hospital in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and has over 30 years’ experience in mental health nursing. Cathy has completed a Masters Research Degree in minimising mechanical restraint in acute health in 2010. In 2015 she completed a PhD at The University of Melbourne that explored how the how the risk of violence can be accurately identified at ED triage. Cathy is also a credentialled mental health nurse and is committed to supporting nurses to develop specialist mental health nursing practice and is passionate about reducing restrictive interventions and stigma for all people who access health care. Cathy is part of a research group that have adapted and evaluated Safewards in Emergency Departments, Acute Health, and Aged Care settings. In 2023 Cathy was elected as a Board Director for the Australian College of Mental Health Nursing.