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Hannah Jennings
Lecturer in Global Mental Health



Hannah is a qualified mental health nurse and a medical anthropologist. She has worked extensively in South Asia (mostly Bangladesh) with national and international NGOs and in research. She is interested in applying her qualitative research skills to inform and explore intervention development.

Hannah’s PhD explored how Bengali women navigate health and illness at home, exploring inter-generation and transnational links and knowledge transfer. Prior to moving to York Hannah worked as a Research Associate at the UCL Institute for Global Health. She worked on different projects including the D-Magic project; a large cluster randomised control trial testing a mHealth and community mobilisation intervention on the prevention and management of diabetes. She was particularly involved in formative research, designing the interventions and the process evaluation.

Hannah is part of the Department of Health Sciences and Hull York Medical School. She is involved in several research projects working with partners in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, and teaching.


  • PhD University College London
  • MA School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
  • BSc University of Manchester
  • RMN University of Manchester



Hannah's research interests include chronic disease particularly in low and middle income countries, multi-morbidity, global health, community interventions and community engagement. Hannah is interested applying qualitative methods to inform, develop and evaluate health interventions.



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Hannah is interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas: qualitative health research, cross-cultural mental health, chronic disease in low income contexts.


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Hannah Jennings

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Dr Hannah Jennings
Lecturer in Global Mental Health

Tel: 01904 32(8786)