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 undergraduate and postgraduate levels of education. 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. Dr Hanna's background in quantitative
methods stem from her training as an Occupational Psychologist and this also supports her teaching of methods.
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. She was also was part of the team that researched and designed the innovative and nationally recognised scheme of dialogue for the award of fellowship from the HEA and is a Senior Fellow herself.
Bridget has developed and implemented a variety of training programmes for staff including: leadership and 'achieving
your fellowship' alongside developing bespoke training to suit institutional strategic development. Bridget's consultancy work has ranged across the police, NHS and Scottish Government.
Additionally Bridget is a published author and has researched and developed several competency frameworks and produced 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.