Hannah has a BSc in Cognitive Science (1996), an MA in Philosophy (1998) and a PhD in Computing (2005) all from the University of Leeds. She is a women in computing activist: she founded the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium, a national conference for women undergraduates in computer science, and has been chair or deputy chair of the event most years since. She has been on the committee of BCSWomen since 2007. Hannah appeared in the Computer Weekly women in IT top 50 four years running, and was inducted into their "Hall of Fame" in 2018. She was a holder of a Suffrage Science award 2018-2020. She was awarded the BCS John Ivinson award for voluntary service across BCS Mid Wales and BCSWomen, 2016.
She has conducted research into applied computer vision, the detection of shadows and reasoning about shadows, and student attitudes to the study of computer science. Before coming to Aberystwyth, Hannah held postdoctoral positions in Grenoble (France), Leeds, and Kingston upon Thames. Now her research efforts centre on diversity and student teaching matters.
Note: Hannah is part-time and usually works Monday-Wednesday-Friday.
Hannah enjoys teaching and has received several teaching awards since arriving in Aberystwyth:
- Senior fellowship of the HEA (SFHEA), 2018
- Student led teaching awards (SLTA), highly commended, technology enhanced learning category, 2016
- Exemplary Course Awards (ECA), highly commended for Computer Vision, 2015
- Exemplary Course Awards (ECA), highly commended for Client Side Graphics module, 2014
- Student led teaching awards (SLTA), highly commended, teaching through technology category, 2013
- Aberystwyth University Learning and Teaching Fellowship (AULTF), 2012