Hannah Dahlen is the Professor of Midwifery and Higher Degree Research Director in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney. She has been a midwife for 28 years and still practices. She is one of the first midwives in Australia to gain Eligibility and access to a Medicare provider number following government reforms in 2010.
Hannah has strong national and international research partnerships, has received 15 grants since 2000, including being CI on two NHMRC grants in 2011 and has had over 120 publications. She has spoken at over 100 national and international conference in the past five years and given invited keynote addresses at half of these.
Hannah is the National Media Spokesperson for Australian College of Midwives and has been interviewed in print, radio and TV hundreds of times and featured in two documentaries. Hannah is a past President of the Australian College of Midwives and received Life Membership in 2008 for outstanding contributions to the profession of Midwifery.
In November 2012 she was named in the Sydney Morning Herald’s list of 100 “people who change our city for the better” A panelist on the selection panel for the special feature in the (sydney) magazine described Hannah as “probably the leading force promoting natural birth and midwife-led care in Australia.” Hannah was named as one of the leading “science and knowledge thinkers” for 2012.