Dr Natalie Hannan

Dr. Natalie Hannan, PhD, is a NHMRC CDF1 Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on understanding the pathophysiology of major pregnancy complications. She leads a dynamic team dedicated toward the development of novel therapies for serious pregnancy complications, with a clear focus on translation. Her research has been recognized in many ways including the award of three NHMRC Project Grants (as CIA), a further three as co-CI, an NHMRC ECF and a VESKI Inspiring Women Fellowship. She has over 70 peer-reviewed publications. Dr Hannan is the current president of the Australian New Zealand Placental Research Association. She is passionate about communicating her research to the public, and was awarded a Young Tall Poppy award (2010); and selected as a Fresh Scientist (2006). As a VESKI Inspiring Women Fellow Natalie is an ambassador for Women in STEM and is involved in initiatives to reduce the gender inequity in STEM.