She has a BSc in Psychology from the University of Manchester and an MSc in Developmental Psychology from the University of Lancaster. Hannah is in the final stage of writing up a PhD exploring the differences in the clinical presentation of autistic males and females, due for completion in summer 2020.
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 disorders, Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC), ADHD, complex mental health difficulties and working with male and female offenders across the prison service and delivering autism awareness 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.
Hannah has spent the last 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, focussed on establishing the best available outcomes for her patients. Hannah has a flexible approach and handles challenging situations calmly and skilfully. She is reliable, thorough and reflective in all aspects of her practice.