Twigg is Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery and Research
Consultant in the Centre for Nursing Research at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.
As Dean she is the executive leader of the School, and is accountable to the
Vice-Chancellor for its effective leadership and management. As a member of the
University Executive, she also provides strategic leadership to the wider
University and undertakes a strong engagement role nationally and
internationally. Previously, Professor Twigg spent most of her career in the health industry and
has held several senior health executive roles, most notably as Executive
Director of Nursing Services at Sir Charles Gardner Hospital, a 600 bed Magnet
designated teaching hospital.
2015 - Present, Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery
- April 2009 - December 2015: Professor of Nursing, Head of School (Since July 2009)
- June 2008 - January 2009: Acting Chief Nursing Officer
- November 2007 - March 2009: Executive Director of Nursing Services, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital incorporating Executive Director of Nursing Services, North Metropolitan Area Health Service from July 2002 - 2005
- December 1995 - June 2008: Executive Director of Nursing Services, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
- May 1990 - March 1994: Senior Nursing Roles at Sir Charles Gairdner and King Edward Memorial Hospitals
- 1977 - 1990: Clinical Practice as Operating Room Nurse, Midwife and Registered Nurse at King Edward Memorial, Royal Melbourne and Bunbury Hospitals
- Fellow Australian College of Nursing, Australia
- Fellow Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM)
Theta Tau International - WA Honour Society at Large and Phi Gamma Chapter
Awards and Recognition
- Mature Age TEE Awarded: Certificate of Distinction in English
Research Areas and Interests
workforce and patient outcomes research which specifically relates to safe
staffing levels and the relationships between staffing, patient,
organisational and economic outcomes.
assimilation of support staff into the clinical workplace.
and staff outcomes in Magnet designated organisations.