Professor Caroline Homer AO is a leading midwifery researcher in Australia with an international reputation as a leader in maternal and newborn health care and service delivery. She obtained her PhD in 2001 and since then has led research and development projects in Australia and internationally; especially in relation to health services delivery, reproductive, maternal and newborn care, human resources for health workforce development and midwifery education. She has more than 25 years of experience in the sector – as a clinician, educator, researcher and leader. Her contributions to the midwifery continuity of care model have become practice across Australia today.