Dr Hazel Keedle

Hazel KeedlePosition

Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery


Hazel is a Lecturer and Academic Course Advisor of the Bachelor of Midwifery and has completed her PhD in 2021 in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University. Hazel has more than two decades of experience as a clinician in nursing and midwifery, educator and researcher. Her research focusses on midwifery practice/education and women’s experience of maternity care. Hazel's work is recognised nationally and internationally, with more than 20 conference and seminar presentations including 10 as an invited speaker. Hazel has a developing publication track record as an early career researcher, with 7 peer reviewed publications and has been awarded the ACM NSW Pat Brodie research scholarship to develop a smartphone application in her PhD research. Hazel is passionate about improving support for women during pregnancy, birth and the early transition to mothering.

Research Interests

  • Birth trauma
  • Midwifery
  • Pregnancy, birth and postnatal period
  • Vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC)


  • Australian College of Midwives (2009 - 2020)

Qualifications & Recognition

  • ACM NSW Pat Brodie Research Scholarship 2019-07-29
  • Doctorate in Philosophy 2021

Research & Publications

Contact Details

LocationParramatta South campus EB.LG.75