Terri Barrett has been a nurse and midwife for more than 30 years working in both the public and private sector across metropolitan and rural Western Australia.
Having completed hospital based training Terri graduated as a midwife in 1982. Over the next 20 years she worked as a clinical midwife and education facilitator before moving into midwifery management. Terri has also worked in senior safety and quality roles and is passionate about ensuring governance systems enable clinicians to provide patient centred, high quality care.
Terri has completed university studies at Masters level and has been an active member of the Australian College of Midwives both locally and nationally. She is currently the national President of the Australian College of Midwives.
Terri has undertaken a number of senior roles which have given her an in depth understanding of the professional issues and challenges facing midwives in all practice settings. She has been a member of several national committees and has led a number of statewide initiatives related to maternity services over this time. She is active in the research area, especially focussed on translational research and how this can be utilised to improve patient outcomes.
Terri is passionate about advancing the midwifery profession and looks forward to supporting the midwives of the future.