Elizabeth Dabars has been Chief Executive Officer/Secretary of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation’s (ANMF) SA Branch since 2008.

Associate Professor Dabars worked as a personal care assistant during her undergraduate years, starting her career as a Registered Nurse in both metropolitan and country health settings upon completion of her Bachelor of Nursing degree.

After becoming increasingly concerned with a range of professional and workplace issues, she completed further degrees in education and law.  She has acted as a Worksite Representative, Organiser, Industrial Officer and, since graduating from law, a Solicitor with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (SA Branch) and law firm Duncan Basheer Hannon, providing legal advice to many ANMF (SA Branch) members.

In addition to her qualifications in nursing, education and law, Associate Professor Dabars also holds qualifications in leadership and governance.

She became a member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in June 2014 in recognition of her significant service to medical administration, particularly to nursing and midwifery, and to community and mental health organisations.