Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer

Professor (Practice) Alison McMillan PSM was appointed as our Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer in November 2019.

Alison is a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Business Administration.

In June 2021 Alison was awarded a Public Service Medal for outstanding public service to driving the Government’s national health response priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly to infection prevention measures. 

As our Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Alison delivers high-level policy advice to the Minister for Health, and the Executive and staff within the Department of Health. She represents us at national and international levels.

As a member of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee and as co-chair of the Infection Control Expert Group, her role in the coronavirus response is to advise the Australian Government to realise the value of the nursing and midwifery professions in achieving safe, quality and compassionate health and aged care outcomes for the Australian community.

Read more about the work of the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer.

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