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Summary: Hannah is a developmental psychologist studying the factors that contribute to typical language and literacy development and why some children develop disorders like SLI, dyslexia, ADHD & Narcolepsy
Location: 2.12a, Psychology Building
Teaching Commitments: MM3844 Advanced Social Psychology (level2) PSYC3529 Language Acquisition and Development (level 3)
Hannah completed her BSc, MsC & PhD at the University of York (2007) and has since worked as a research fellow at Lancaster University, the University of York and most recently UCL, before joining the School of Psychology as a Lecturer in October 2013. Her work contributes to the Successful childhood development Grand Challenge within the School of Psychology. Within the School Hannah is a member of the Language and Memory Lab and she represents Psychology at sleepResearch@Leeds, Language @ Leeds and the Leeds Centre for Interdisciplinary Childhood and Youth Research.
Hannahs research focuses on typical and atypical language and reading development and she has worked with children with a range of developmental disorders. Current research includes the Paediatric Narcolepsy Project, a study in collaboration with the James Cook University Hospital investigating the impact of adenotonsillectomy in preschool children who have sleep apnoea, a behavioural intervention for sleep problems in children with ADHD and a White Rose DTC ESRC Network (2015 2018) understanding and enhancing reading and language skills in children for whom English is an additional language.