A/Prof Natalie Hannan and A/Prof Joanne Said’s honorary appointments to the Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health

Congratulations to Associate Professor Natalie Hannan and Associate Professor Joanne Said on their recent honorary appointments to the Baker Institute. These appointments follow as part of the exciting new collaboration between The Baker Institute and the Melbourne Medical School (MMS) resulting in the formation of the Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health.

This new department at the MMS will combine knowledge and leverage each organisations strengths in cardiometabolic capabilities and collaboration.

In addition to her honorary appointment and after a competitive application round, A/Prof Hannan was also successfully awarded $100,000 in seed funding. This funding scheme is aimed at enhancing collaboration within the new Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health, and providing support to generate vital preliminary data for larger competitive external grant funding. This exciting collaboration will bring together research excellence across both the Cardiology and Obstetrics fields, an essential step towards postpartum cardiovascular disease prevention.

The title of the research is “Risk of heart failure in women following preeclampsia: is prevention possible?”, which will be undertaken in collaboration with fellow Department O&G members and Baker Institute CI’s:

  • A/Prof Natalie Hannan – CIA (University of Melbourne & Baker Institute)
  • A/Prof Joanne Said (University of Melbourne & Baker Institute)
  • Dr Fiona Brownfoot (University of Melbourne)
  • Dr Christopher Neil (University of Melbourne)
  • Dr Jonathan Sen (University of Melbourne & Baker Institute)
  • Dr Morag Young (Baker Institute)
  • Dr Daniel Donner (Baker Institute)
  • Dr Helen Kiriazis (Baker Institute)

We are thrilled for A/Prof Hannan, A/Prof Said and the research team, and are very excited to see the results and impacts that their research will have within the two specialties and in the community.

For more information on the Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health please visit:

https://medicine.unimelb.edu.au/school-structure/baker-department-of-cardiometabolic-health or