Dr Natalie Hannan

Dr. Natalie Hannan, PhD, is a NHMRC R D Wright CDF1 Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on understanding the pathophysiology of major pregnancy complications. As Head of the Therapeutics Discovery Group, in the Translational Obstetrics Group, 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 NHMRC project grants as co-CI. She was awarded an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (2010), a University of Melbourne CR Roper Fellowship (2015) and a VESKI Inspiring Women Fellowship (2016). Collectively she has obtained >$5.6 Million in competitive funding. She has a strong profile with over 70 peer-reviewed publications and invitations to present her work both nationally and internationally. Natalie is the current president of the Australian New Zealand Placental Research Association. She is also well known for her passion to communicate her research to the public, she was awarded a Young Tall Poppy award (2010); and selected as a Fresh Scientist (2006). As a VESKI Inspiring Women Fellow Natalie is a staunch ambassador for Women in STEM and is involved in initiatives to reduce the gender inequity in STEM.


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