Adjunct Associate Professor Lydia Dennett 

Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer SA South Australian Department for Health and Ageing 

In 2011, Professor Lydia Dennett was appointed to the role of chief nurse and midwifery officer for SA Health. Prior to taking up that role, Ms Dennett served as director of nursing/campus manager at Western Hospital, and divisional director of cardiology and intensive care services for Western Health. Before that, she was Western Health's executive director of Nursing and Midwifery. 

In her current role with SA Health, Professor Dennett is responsible for providing professional leadership, as well as advice and direction on a diverse range of nursing and midwifery issues, including workforce planning, development and reform, recruitment and retention, best practice initiatives, research and policy development.