Through her blended experience as an elite athlete and latest evidence-based research, Dr Hannah Macdougall seeks to support communities to grow their well-being, enhance their mental and physical health, and AMPlify their lives.
Hannah is a dual Paralympian, previous World Record Holder, has captained the Australian Swimming Team at both a World Championships and Paralympic Games and completed a PhD in Athlete Well-Being.
She has represented Australia on an international level since 2001 in numerous international, national and state competitions in both swimming and cycling.
When Hannah isn’t training, she is an inclusion advocate, mindfulness, breathwork and wellbeing ‘pracademic’ and Senior Advisor for Community Programs and Campaigns at the Victoria State Emergency Service. With a focus on providing accessible and life-long tools based in mindfulness meditation and breathwork, Hannah inspires and empowers multiple communities to take positive action, not only today, but into the future.
Hannah is currently aiming to represent Australia at the “2020” Tokyo Paralympic Games in the Time Trial and Road Race, which will be held in 2021 – fingers and five toes crossed.
Major Sporting Achievements:
2015 – 2019 UCI Para Cycling Road World Cups – 2 x Gold, 5 x Silver, and 3 x Bronze medals in the womens C4 road race and time trial
2016 – 2019 UCI Para Track & Road World Championships –2 x Silver in Individual Time Trial and Road Race.
2010-2020 Australian Para Road and Track Cycling Championships – 3 x Gold, 9 x Silver and 14 x Bronze Medals in the Women’s C4 classification
2017 Cycling Australia National Championships – First female amputee to compete in the ‘able bodied’ Women’s Time Trial
2008 Beijing Paralympic Games – Team Captain for the Australian Paralympic Swim Team; competed in 100m backstroke and 200 IM
2004 Athens Paralympic Games – Bronze Medal in the 4 x 100m Female Medley Relay, 4th in the S10 100m Backstroke
2002/18 VIS Scholarship Holder Full and Talent Transfer scholarships
2002/03 World Record in the S10 Women’s 50m Backstroke