Hannah first joined Keele University in 2009 as an Undergraduate student in Criminology and Law. Since then, Hannah has also graduated with a Masters in Criminology and Criminal Justice and completed her doctoral research under the supervision of Professor Ronnie Lippens, Dr. Evi Girling, and Dr. Samantha Weston. The PhD thesis is entitled: ‘No Man’s Land? Veterans’ experiences of 21st century warfare and the return to post-conflict life.’
Hannah has taught on a range of Criminology modules from the Foundation Year through to Masters level, and was appointed as a Teaching Fellow in Criminology in September 2017, then as a Lecturer in Criminology in September 2018.
In addition, Hannah has worked as a Research Associate alongside Dr. Samantha Weston, on projects with Re-Solv – on early intervention and prevention of volatile substance abuse (VSA), and with Staffordshire Police – evaluating the child sexual exploitation (CSE) prevention programme delivered to young people in Staffordshire.
Research and scholarship
Hannah’s research interests lie primarily in the areas of Criminology and War and Social Harm. In particular, she is interested in the complex implications of 21st century conflict and war on Criminology, the social world, and more specifically, on those employed by the state to deliver violence on their behalf. Broader criminological interests continue to guide Hannah’s research and scholarship, including social exclusion and stigma; identities, transitions and reintegration; and a desire to uncover voices and truths from those that have experienced harm as a result of interactions with state institutions.
Hannah’s doctoral research used in-depth qualitative and visual methodology, drawing theoretical inspiration from the works of Pierre Bourdieu on the social world and the (re)production of power and inequality within society, and from Zygmunt Bauman on the fluidity and precariousness of modern life.
Hannah has contributed to a range of Criminology modules at Keele University, including:
- Introduction to Criminology (module leader)
- Understanding Crime
- Psychology and Crime
- Criminal Justice: Process, Policy, Practice
- Crime and Justice in a Global Context
- State Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity (module leader)
- Mental Health and Offending
- MA Contemporary Criminology: Theory and Practice
- MA Advanced Topics in Criminology
- MA Contemporary Challenges in Criminal Justice
- MA Researching Crime and Criminal Justice