Professor Di Twigg is Executive Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery and Research Consultant in the Centre for Nursing Research at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.
As Executive 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.
- December 2015 - Present: Executive Dean, 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
- Member of the Child and Adolescent Health Services Board
- Fellow Australian College of Nursing, Australia
- Fellow Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM)
- Sigma Theta Tau International - WA Honour Society at Large and Phi Gamma Chapter
Awards and Recognition
- Lifetime Achievement Honour at the WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards, 2017
- Mature Age TEE Awarded: Certificate of Distinction in English
Research Areas and Interests
- Nursing workforce and patient outcomes research which specifically relates to safe staffing levels and the relationships between staffing, patient, organisational and economic outcomes.
- Safe assimilation of support staff into the clinical workplace.
- Patient and staff outcomes in Magnet designated organisations.
Myers, H. & Twigg, D. (2017). The economic challenge for health care services. In Ó Lúanaigh, P. (Ed). Nurses and nursing: the person and the profession. pp 163-184. London: Routledge.