chapter includes the establishment of the group and the evolving role of myself as researcher responsible for the creation of a group environment that allowed for honest dialogue and equal contributions. The shift of the members from individuals to an action research group is recognised. By the completion of meeting three, the group decided to reduce the focus to two themes, agreeing however that, for example, communication was integral to the role but was encompassed within the role in differing ways and was best not captured as a subject in its own right. Two themes remained as the future focus for the group as we moved into meeting four. They were the conflict that occurs between the leadership and management aspects of the CNL role and the professional development and support afforded the role. These two would be further considered, contested, analysed and checked for reasonableness in the remaining six meetings.