• 57 Citations
  • 2 h-Index

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International nurse migration

Women's health

Personal profile

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 the 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

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

 Research Interests

  • Health workforce Issues: International nurse migration
  • Maternal health
  • Student engagement in the teaching-learning processes

 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)



Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Charles Sturt University

Award Date: 14 Sep 2018

Nursing/Midwifery, MScN, University of Zimbabwe

Award Date: 22 Jul 1997

Adult Education, BAdEd, University of Zimbabwe

Award Date: 16 Dec 1994

Nurse Education, DNE, University of Zimbabwe

Award Date: 15 Dec 1989

External positions

Board member, Multicultural Council of Wagga Wagga

Advisory Committee Member, Wafrica Incorporated

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Research Output

  • 57 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 3 Article
  • 1 Presentation only
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

The experience of sub-Saharan African overseas qualified nurses working in rural Australia: A hermeneutic phenomenological study

Dywili, S., Nov 2019, p. 10. 1 p.

Research output: Other contribution to conferencePresentation only

  • Open Access
  • 97 Downloads (Pure)

    Research matters: Harvesting collective wisdom to find new ways of engaging in research

    Biles, J., Dywilli, S., Fitzgerald, M. & Fitzgerald, M., Jul 2015, In : Australian Nurse Teacher Society. 7, 2, p. 1-12 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 19 Downloads (Pure)

    Why do nurses migrate? -a review of recent literature

    Dywili, S., Bonner, A. & O'Brien, L., Apr 2013, In : Journal of Nursing Management. 21, 3, p. 511-520 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 43 Citations (Scopus)
    20 Downloads (Pure)

    Experience of overseas-trained health professionals in rural and remote areas of destination countries: A literature review

    Dywili, S., Bonner, A., Anderson, J. & O'Brien, L., Aug 2012, In : Australian Journal of Rural Health. 20, 4, p. 175-184 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 14 Citations (Scopus)
    9 Downloads (Pure)


    10-year Service Milestone Award

    Dywili, Sophia (Recipient), 18 Dec 2019

    Prize: Award


    • 3 Internal HDR Supervision
    • 3 Advisory panel/policy group/board
    • 1 Conference/Symposium
    • 1 Peer review responsibility, including review panel or committee

    Nursing Practice Today (Journal)

    Sophia Dywili (Reviewer)

    Apr 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review responsibility, including review panel or committee

    Endorsement of Candidature

    Sophia Dywili (Examiner)

    28 Jan 2020

    Activity: Supervision/Examination/MentoringInternal HDR Supervision

    Higher Degree Research Supervision

    Sophia Dywili (Examiner), & Rachel Rossiter (Examiner)

    18 Mar 2019 → …

    Activity: Supervision/Examination/MentoringInternal HDR Supervision

    Multicultural Council of Wagga Wagga (External organisation)

    Sophia Dywili (Member)

    2019 → …

    Activity: Membership Advisory panel/policy group/boardCommunity

    Contribution to Consultation process on Strategic Planning at SNMIH

    Sophia Dywili (Participant)

    10 Dec 201911 Dec 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConference/SymposiumAcademic

    Press / Media

    Tastes of Wagga: Bringing African cuisine

    Sophia Dywili


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media