Associate Professor Frank Van Haren

Director of Intensive Care Research, Intensive Care Physician, Canberra Hospital
Associate Professor, ANU Medical School

Associate Professor Frank van Haren completed his dual specialist training as Physician and Intensive Care Specialist in Nijmegen, The Netherlands in 2000. He has worked as an Intensive Care Specialist in large teaching hospitals in the Netherlands and lectured for the Dutch National Intensive Care training programme on topics such as sepsis, nutritional therapy, and ethics.

From 2005 he worked in the Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand, before moving to Canberra, Australia in 2011 where he was appointed Senior Staff Specialist in the Intensive Care Unit of the Canberra Hospital, Director of Intensive Care Research, and State Medical Director for DonateLife ACT.

Associate Professor van Haren has a strong international research profile. He received a PhD from the University of Nijmegen (Netherlands) and has published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers. He co-authored work published in the top journals NEJM, JAMA and Lancet. Some of his work has been translated into policy and guidelines, and resulted in direct improvements in clinical practice and patients' outcomes.

Because of his expertise and standing, he is frequently invited as expert or keynote speaker at international scientific meetings, both in intensive care and anaesthesia. He also receives regular invitations to contribute expert editorials and review articles to scientific literature.


  • Intensive Care

Research interests

  • Nutrition in Critical Illness
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Psychological Effects of Critical Illness
  • Sepsis