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Biography 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.
Research Interests I am interesting in the effects of assessment (in its broadest conceptions) on identity. I use the work of Foucualt as a theory-as-method. Most of my work uses a critical discursive framework. I'm currently looking at academic identities and have previously researched the work of psychologists. I am currently supervising a PhD in gamification of assessment.
Teaching and Learning Dr Hanna is the Module Leader for Work Psychology and Organisational Psychology and leads the development of work related delivery abroad in psychology. She leads a variety of modules in the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong. Dr Hanna supervises projects in work related subjects both in Hong Kong and UK. Previously she has created innovative modules such as Identity & Difference and Employability for Psychology. Bridget teaches both inside and outside of the university including on the Mary Seacole NHS Leadership Course, the Blended and Online Educational masters at Edinburgh Napier, Forensic and Social Psychology. Bridget's key strengths are around methods and she teaches Phenomenology, Critical Discursive Psychology, Social Psychoanalytic methods alongside traditional approaches to psychology.