Nursing

Dr Sophia Dywili

RN, RM, BAdEd, MSc(Nurs) PhD

Campus Lead / Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery
Wagga Wagga
Building 002 Room 308

Sophia is a Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife and Operating Theatre Nurse who graduated in Zimbabwe a few years ago. She completed a few University courses: Diploma in Nurse Education, a Bachelor's degree in Adult Education and a Master of Science in Nursing with a major in Midwifery. She worked as a midwife and Midwifery Educator before joining the Zimbabwe Open University as a lecturer on the BSc Nursing program in 2001. Sophia had opportunity to attend short courses on International Maternal Health Care in Uppsala, Sweden and a Training & Training Management Course in Aarhus Technical College, Denmark.

In 2004 Sophia decided to pursue her nursing career in Australia. She has worked as a surgical nurse and later as a CNE at Bankstown and Liverpool hospitals respectively. Sophia joined CSU in 2009 as a lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery. Sophia graduated as a Doctor of Philosophy in 2018 following her study on Experience of sub-Saharan African overseas-qualified nurses working in rural NSW.

Teaching Interests

  • Primary Health Care in Midwifery
  • Challenges in Midwifery Practice
  • Family & Child Health
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing

Research Interests

  • Workforce Issues: International nurse migration
  • Maternal health

Professional Activities

Professional Memberships
  • NSW Nurses & Midwives' Association
  • Australian College of Midwives
  • NTEU (National Tertiary Education Union)
Professional Activities
  • Reviewing nursing texts for publishers on a casual basis
  • Active committee member of Wagga African Association (WAFRICA)

Publications

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