Dr Hazel Keedle

Hazel KeedlePosition

Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery


Dr Hazel Keedle, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer of Midwifery at The School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University. Hazel has more than two decades of experience as a clinician in nursing and midwifery, educator and researcher. Hazel’s research interests are vaginal birth after caesarean, birth trauma and maternity experiences explored primarily using feminist mixed methodologies. Hazel's work is recognised nationally and internationally, with many invited conference and seminar presentations including academic publications and a book for women based on her PhD findings ‘Birth after Caesarean: Your Journey to a Better Birth’. Hazel is the lead researcher on the largest maternity experiences survey, The Birth Experience Study.

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