Hannah Dahlen is Associate Professor of Midwifery in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Western Sydney. She has been a midwife for 24 years and still practices. She is one of the first midwives in Australia to gain Eligibility and access to a Medicare provider number following government reforms in 2010. Hannah also has strong national and international research partnerships, has received 12 grants since 2000, including being CI on two NHMRC grants in 2011 and has had over 60 publications in the past seven years. She has spoken at over 100 national and international conference and given invited keynote addresses at half of these. She is a past President of the Australian College of Midwives and received Life Membership in 2008 for outstanding contributions to the profession of Midwifery. In 2012, she was named as one of the top 100 people in Sydney as the “leading force promoting natural birth and midwife-led care in Australia.” Hannah was also named as one of the leading “science and knowledge thinkers” for 2012.