Susan Crowther is currently professor of midwifery at AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand. She has been in health since the early 80s and a midwife for 27 years. As a midwife she has worked in a variety of practice, leadership, educational and research roles and across several global regions.
Her preferred practice approach is provision of midwifery continuity of carer working with a caseload for the majority of her practice. Her current research interests are concerned with psycho-social, cultural and spiritual wellbeing around childbirth, rural maternity services and sustainable practice.
She has recently published two books on spirituality and joy in and around childbirth. Susan is on the review and editorial boards of a number of peer reviewed journals and a member of the ICM research standing committee.