Bridget Hanna

Bridget Hanna

Dr Bridget Hanna



Dr Hanna is an experienced and highly skilled lecturer and trainer. She brings a background in psychology alongside
expertise in employability, pastoral student support and academic professional development. Dr Hanna has worked
across the undergraduate and postgraduate levels of education up to Masters level. She has successfully supervised
dissertations and projects on a wide variety of work related themes at undergraduate, masters and PhD levels.
Dr Hanna specialises in Qualitative methods. Her research background is in Discursive Psychology but she has also
taught and successfully supervised Phenomenological, Critical and Social Psychoanalytic methods in psychology,
education and business pathways at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. Her background in quantitative
methods from her training as an Occupational Psychologist also supports her teaching of methods.
Dr Hanna was part of the team that researched and designed the innovation and nationally recognised scheme of dialogue for the
award of fellowship from the HEA. Bridget works as an accreditor and recognition expert for the Higher Education
Academy and was selected as an assessor on the prestigious National Teaching Fellowship Award across the UK.
Bridget has developed and implemented a variety of training programmes for staff including: leadership, getting
your fellowship alongside various bespoke training to suit institutional strategic development.
Additionally Bridget is a published author and has written many competency frameworks and specialist reports for
government and governmental agencies at UK wide level. Bridget is active in the psychological community and has
been on many national committees and advisory bodies. She holds several media consultancies and works regularly with BBC radio.
Dr Hanna also sits on several external committee's including the British Psychological Society's Scottish Branch

Research Areas


Media Activity

  • Invited Speaker BBC Radio Scotland
  • Invited Speaker Kaye Adams BBC Radio Scotland 15th March


Fellowships and Awards

  • Chartered Psychologist
  • Chartered Scientist


External Examining/Validations

  • Reviewer for the National Teaching Fellowships for the Higher Education Academy 2017
  • Reviewer for the award of Teaching Fellowships at the Higher Education Academy


Advisory panels and expert committees/witness

  • Elected Committee Member Scottish National Committe British Psychological Society
  • Elected as Committee Member for Division of Occupational Psychology Scotland
  • Committee member Division of Occupational Psychology - Scotland



  • Reviewer for 'Innovations in Learning and Teaching International'
  • Reviewer for European Journal of Psychology
  • Reviewer for 'Psychology of Learning and Teaching'.


Invited Speaker

  • Kaye Adams Show BBC Radio Scotland
  • Instrumental Regulation at Nottingham University


Conference Activity

  • Utterly Engaging: constructing connections to the curriculum using Personal Response Systems
  • The relationship between psychologies
  • I know all the answers: open or closed exam banks, a test of results
  • Competency Frameworks and their effects professional identity
  • Employability - a bitter pill for students and universities to swallow
  • Changing Assessment: Changing Organisational Ecology?


Editorial Activity

  • Editor of 'The Bulletin' a BPS journal for the Scottish Branch


Current Post Grad projects