With a background in nursing and health visiting, Professor Billings’ special interests lie in vulnerable groups with complex needs, integrated health and social care, and mixed methodology. Her expertise lies in developing and managing applied and methodologically challenging projects that focus on providing evidence for practice and improved quality of care. Professor Billings’ research has led to sustainable service developments, particularly in the field of integrated care for older people in Europe and South America. She has been a successful recipient of many national, and international funding awards over a number of years and is an advisor for several global funding bodies and agencies concerned with health improvement. She is widely published in high-impact journals and is co-editor of two books on integrated health and social care.