The Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer

Dr Robina Redknap is the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer for WA Health.

Robina has a strong history of achievement in the development and delivery of strategic and operational initiatives, particularly in the nursing and mental health sectors.

Initially trained as an Enrolled Nurse, Robina completed her Registered Nurse training in 1986. She has extensive experience in clinical, managerial, education and executive leadership positions.

She is also active in research to improve outcomes for the people we care for and the clinicians who serve them. This has given her an in-depth understanding of the importance of working in collaboration and partnerships with others to successfully navigate the complexities of delivering high-quality and sustainable person-centred care in a diverse and constantly evolving healthcare system.

Robina is a Doctor of Health Science (Clinical Leadership and Management) and an Adjunct Professor with Edith Cowan University and The University of Notre Dame, for her contribution to Nursing and Midwifery education, research and clinical practice development. She has also been inducted into the Honor Society Of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. Robina was the recipient of the 2020 Edith Cowan University Distinguished Alumni Award for   achieving extraordinary success within her industry and making a sustained and significant contribution to the profession.

Robina is passionate about ensuring Nursing and Midwifery has a voice at State and National levels in the development of policy and legislation that sets the strategic direction for the professions.

Robina believes that with every challenge, comes opportunities. She is committed to promoting and empowering the nursing and midwifery profession to ensure it has a workforce that can lead and deliver innovative models of care that meet the needs of the patient, the community and the population now and into the future.