Hannah is a fellow of the Social Sciences Faculty at the University of Sheffield, based in the Sheffield Political Economic Research Institute (SPERI). Her research focuses on food poverty, the rise of emergency food provision and the right to food. Hannah has previously worked at the universities of Warwick and Coventry and has undertaken a range of research projects on issues of hunger and food aid for funders including the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
Most recently, Hannah was involved in the Defra-funded review of food aid and has given both written and oral evidence to the parliamentary inquiry into hunger and food poverty in Britain. In June 2014, Hannah was awarded first prize for Outstanding Early Career Impact at the ESRC’s Celebrating Impact awards.