A/Prof. Natalie Hannan announced as Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion


Associate Professor Natalie Hannan was recently appointed to the position of Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion, in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

Natalie is an outstanding researcher who has the vision, skills and empathy to progress our diversity and inclusion program of work.

As a VESKI Inspiring Women Fellow, and recipient of the Melbourne Medical School’s inaugural Strategic Grant for Outstanding Women, Natalie is passionate about bringing her lived experience to this role, improving opportunities for others, and ensuring that our Faculty initiatives to improve diversity and inclusion deliver real impact.

Natalie will continue her role in leading the Therapeutics Discovery and Vascular Function Group, within the broader Translational Obstetrics Group at the Mercy Hospital for Women, where she has a dedicated focus on women’s health and serious pregnancy complications. Her research aims to develop novel treatment strategies for pregnancy complications, particularly preeclampsia and hypertension in pregnancy.

As someone who lives our Faculty values, Natalie believes strongly in a diverse and discrimination free workplace, where gender, sexuality and sexual orientation, disability and an individual’s background should not be a barrier to reaching their full potential.