Dr Allison Du Plessis is a distinguished senior lecturer in the Department of Nursing at Nelson Mandela University. With a specialization in midwifery, she brings extensive clinical experience to her role. Dr Du Plessis has a decade of experience in both learning and teaching within the midwifery discipline, catering to both under- and postgraduate midwifery students. Her contributions extend to curriculum development and design for midwifery programs at various levels, showcasing her commitment to advancing education in the field. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she has a background in clinical management and leadership, further solidifying her expertise in the nursing profession. Dr Du Plessis is actively engaged in external collaborations with national Nursing Education Institutions and other universities. Her involvement in the academic community is evident through successful supervision of numerous honours and masters students, demonstrating her dedication to fostering the development of the next generation of healthcare professionals. Her research focus centers on clinical midwifery care, maternal health, child health, and family planning. Notably, her PhD work resulted in the creation of a best practice guideline for chorioamnionitis. Dr. Du Plessis is well-versed in qualitative research methods, integrative literature reviews, and intervention research methods. She has recently accomplished an international grant proposal for a collaborative project involving three national universities and Strathclyde University, showcasing her capability in securing funding for impactful research initiatives. Dr Du Plessis also contributes to the healthcare community through her role as a regional research mentor for nursing educators, practitioners, and students at Life Healthcare. In summary, Dr Allison Du Plessis is a dedicated and accomplished professional in the field of midwifery and nursing education, with a strong emphasis on research, curriculum development, and mentorship.