Professor Hans Peter Dietz is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and RANZCOG-certified subspecialist in Urogynaecology. He was born in Germany and graduated from Heidelberg University in 1988, obtaining an MD there in 1989. He arrived in Australia in 1997 and completed FRANCOG training in 1998. Between 1999 and 2002, he undertook urogynaecology subspeciality training in Sydney and obtained a PhD with the University of New South Wales. Since 2008 he is Professor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of Sydney. Professor Dietz’s academic work focuses on childbirth- related maternal pelvic floor trauma. He has authored a book, 18 book chapters and over 310 peer-reviewed publications.