Dr Steve Parker was a Senior Academic and Teaching Specialist in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University for 33 years. Most recently, in that job, he was the Associate Dean (Teaching & Learning) in the School of Nursing & Midwifery. He was a Registered Nurse, has a Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education), and a PhD in nursing which explored the challenging issue of professional autonomy. He taught critical thinking, communication/interpersonal skills, ethics, and supervised a number of research higher degree students. He is now retired and enjoys reading, visiting the cinema, watching TV series, heading to the gym, walking the dog, volunteering for Adelaide’s amazing festivals and the Rotary Book Exchange at Edwardstown in the beautiful city of Adelaide, South Australia. He contributes to Root & Branches as a film reviewer and supports Geoff Boyce in managing the Root & Branches Web site.