Hannah joined the Institute in December 2017 as Academic and Digital Engagement Officer, and served as a Course Tutor for the IHR's M.Res programme beginning in the 2018-19 academic year. She is responsible for the IHR's communications and engagement strategy, and is part of the IHR's Steering Group.
Hannah is an experienced practitioner of public history, and has led some of the IHR's key public engagement initiatives, including 'Where do we fit in?' Black and Asian British History on the Curriculum, co-hosted in partnership with the Runnymede Trust. She is also the host/producer of the IHR's podcast History in Conversation, and acts as managing editor of the IHR's digital magazine, On History.
Hannah studied for her PhD in History at McMaster University, Canada, where she received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for her doctoral project 'Radio Religion: War, Faith and the BBC, 1939-1948' (completed 2016). Prior to working at the IHR, Hannah was as an Associate Lecturer in the Department of History at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she taught the global history of revolution. Between 2015-2018, Hannah served as Editor of History Workshop Online and was an Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London. Hannah is currently a Raphael Samuel History Centre team member, and part of the History Workshop Online Advisory Board.