Dr Hannah Nash

Dr Hannah Nash


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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: PSYC2504: Advanced social psychology Level 2 PSYC3538: Development of Language and Literacy Level 3 PSYC5911M: Typical and Disordered Development Masters


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.

Hannah’s 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 longitudinal study of the impact of sleep difficulties on functioning in children with ADHD, 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.