ACEN WA Chapter Event – Reporting and Managing Critical Incidents on Placement


Date: Tuesday 22nd June 2021

Time: 12:45pm registration 1:00pm – 3:00pm AWST

Venue: Building 34, Level 5, Rooms 545 and 546, Joondalup Campus, Edith Cowan University. See map (PDF) or interactive map.

Parking: Nearest visitors’ (Green) parking is Carpark 6 or Carpark 2 (see map)

One of the expectations of integrating student learning with industry is to gain authentic, real world experiences. It is therefore reasonable to expect that students in WIL may encounter complex workplace events, including incidents and accidents affecting their physical and mental wellbeing. We will explore this topic through a panel discussion and small roundtables, bringing together different perspectives on the WIL experience, and opportunities to discuss ways of preparing for, responding to, and managing critical incidents. 

For further information about this event please contact:


Tara Felton

Tara Felton

Manager of Student discipline and compliance, Curtin University, Curtin University

Dr Tara Felton is the Manager of Student Misconduct and Compliance at Curtin University. Tara sits on the Safer Community Response Group (SCRG) which responds to issues relating to Curtin students globally and is the 2IC of the People Team response for university wide critical incidents. Drawing on 30 years of experience in Army psychology and critical incident management she ensures a holistic response which is trauma informed, practical and supportive of the student’s learning journey with the institution.

Olivia Gallagher

Olivia Gallagher

Associate Dean (Clinical) in the School of Nursing & Midwifery, Edith Cowan University

Dr Olivia Gallagher is a Senior Lecturer and the Associate Dean (Clinical) in the School of Nursing & Midwifery. As Associate Dean, Olivia contributes to the School Executive Team in providing strategic and operational leadership for the core activities of a School. The clinical portfolio of the role is responsible for the strategic planning and management of clinical placements and simulation learning across all entry-topractice nursing and midwifery programs.

Helena Kadmos

Helena Kadmos

Academic Coordinator at the McCusker Centre for Citizenship, University of Western Australia

Dr Helena Kadmos is the Academic Coordinator at the McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA. Helena helps to link undergraduate and postgraduate students with over 300 industry partners in the community, local government, arts and NFP sectors. Helena couches these internships in a holistic curriculum about active citizenship and making a difference. Drawing on different examples in her experience, Helena brings a teaching perspective to the conversation, reflecting on the importance of supportive learning to assist students to desirable outcomes after a critical incident.