Hannah Hayward is a Neurodevelopmental Specialist at HM Prison Services as well as Clinical Partners.
She has a BSc in Psychology from the University of Manchester and an MSc in Developmental Psychology from the University of Lancaster. Hannah is also undertaking a PhD exploring the sex differences in the clinical presentation of autistic individuals including subtle presentations.
For almost two decades , Hannah has been working in the field of autism spectrum and co-occurring conditions. Hannah works with young people and adults with neurodevelopmental conditions, Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC), ADHD, complex mental health difficulties and working with offenders across the prison service and delivering autism understanding workshops and psycho-education sessions for women and girls and prison staff, the probation service, referral agencies as well as offenders.
Hannah has experience in delivering gold-standard assessments in autism assessment using the ADOS-2 and ADI-R for children, adolescents and adults and has lectured on MSc/BSc courses on both autism diagnosis and offender rehabilitation. She has extensive experience in mentoring and supporting autistic young people and complex mental health conditions. She has also previously spent two years partnering with St Giles Trust to improve the service provision for women with mental health and complex support needs in the UK’s Criminal Justice System.
Hannah is an approachable, empathetic, compassionate and kind practitioner. She offers a detailed, innovative and reflective approach to her work, focused on establishing the best available outcomes for her patients. Hannah has a flexible approach and handles challenging situations calmly and skillfully. She is reliable, thorough and reflective in all aspects of her practice.