Sharon Scott trained as a registered general nurse. Throughout her nursing career she has concentrated her clinical work and academic study in the field of specialist palliative care and has gained experience both in the UK and overseas. Sharon was instrumental in developing a palliative care service for people with advanced dementia and their carers at St Christopher’s Hospice in London. She also worked as Dementia Palliative Care Research Nurse for Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Unit, University College London, and as a Dementia Nurse Consultant in private dementia care. At present, Sharon is a practice development CNS and is actively involved in the development of palliative care training in Sri Lanka.