Lecturer in Global Mental Health, Mental Health and Addictions Research Group, Department of Health Sciences
Hannah is a Lecturer in Global Mental Health. She is part of the Mental Health and Addictions Research Group in the Department of Health Sciences, and holds a joint appointment with Hull York Medical School. Hannah is a Medical Anthropologist and 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 interventions addressing health needs, particularly in low income contexts.
Hannah’s PhD explored how Bengali women navigate health and illness at home, exploring inter-generational 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.
At the University of York Hannah is involved in different research projects as well as teaching. Her research includes working on the IMPACT project (Improving Mental and Physical Health Together), a programme of work funded through the NIHR to address the co-morbidity of mental and physical health in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. Hannah will be particularly involved in adapting and evaluating an intervention (behavioural activation) to address depression in patients with a chronic disease.