Peter McDonnell has spent over 15 years in direct sales in the financial, health and lifestyle industries. He previously spent many years as a health care manager and has operated his own health care business. Peter works with practitioners in a range of professions, including health and education, and has written and presented papers at international conferences on research-based professional development. Jean McNiff is well known worldwide for her writings in action research and professional education. Her books are used internationally as core texts on continuing and higher education courses. Jean is Professor of Educational Research at York St John University, and also holds visiting professorships at universities in China, South Africa and Norway.