Chris May, PhDKey Developer
Chris May PhD has been the key developer of the Connecting the Dots project.

Chris has a long standing interest in fathering and parenting partnerships. This interest was fostered through more than 25 years of paediatric nursing experience which included 10 years as a paediatric diabetes nurse. Research in diabetes education led him to become the first non-medical officer to be awarded South East Sydney Area Health’s open division research prize. He qualified as a midwife in Edinburgh and has developed and facilitated antenatal education for fathers at HNEAHS for the last 10 years. His PhD explored the importance of coparenting quality in families where there is a child with an ASD and his recent work focuses on the integration of parenting partnerships into the activities of clinical practice and paternal perinatal support.

Chris is working at the Family Action Centre, University of Newcastle where he is strongly supported by the Fathers & Families Research Team and focuses much of his attention on extending the principles behind Connecting the Dots into other aspects of the relationships that services share with families.

Louie Hahn
Louie HahnProduction, writing & design consultant
Louie learns something new every day. She delights in the framing and sculpting of new materials, plunging into content with openness and wonder. Compelled to listen to her intuition, and draw upon right-brain thinking. Louie explores creative opportunities and relishes in the texture and colour of language, photography, art and design.

Having worked with researchers for over 14 years in the design and production of resource materials she continues to be inspired by the content and capacity to bring some joy and peacefulness to families around the world.

Louie’s work fits somewhere between art direction, writing and collaborative design. Having worked across various sectors, she helps connect the dots between industry professionals, business and the arts.