Lizelle Bernhardt, MCur, was awarded her Master of Nursing degree from the University of Stellenbosch. She has 28 years of nursing experience that includes coronary care, cardiac intensive care, cardiac research and nuclear cardiology. For the last 5 years, she worked as a clinical nurse specialist in primary care managing patients with heart failure from diagnosis through advanced stages of illness and into end of life. Lizelle is passionate about the care of patients with cardiovascular disease. She is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Leicester, funded by a NIHR CLAHRC PhD studentship and LPT Charitable Funds Award.