Hannah is a Professor of Archaeology and Pedagogy at the University of Manchester. She is also the University’s Lead for Academic Development, and Associate Director for Teaching and Learning in the School of Arts Languages and Cultures. Through her teaching, research and leadership she passionately advocates for inclusivity, equality and diversity in both the present (contemporary archaeological practice and higher education), and the past (British prehistory).
Her pedagogic ethos is centred around raising the voices of others and fighting for equity of experience, and she employs a unique multi-scalar approach through which she effects change. From muddy trenches to global conversations on teaching practice in Archaeology, from supporting colleague’s teaching development at a local level to leading academic development across the University of Manchester, Hannah draws explicit connections between excavations, lecture theatres, labs, and more, to inform her original pedagogic research and her inclusive teaching ethos.
Hannah undertakes award winning teaching and fieldwork (University of Manchester Teaching Excellence Award 2018, Archaeology Training Forum award 2014), and is a director of the innovative, multi period Ardnamurchan Transitions Project. She is one of the creators of the Archaeological Skills Passport and Founder and Chair (2015-2022) of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists Equality and Diversity Group. She hosts monthly international, openaccess Teaching and Learning in Archaeology and Heritage online roundtable workshops and in 2021 she organised the first ever global conference on Teaching and Learning in Archaeology and Heritage. Hannah has also published extensively on her novel pedagogic approach including in the major publications Assembling Archaeology: Teaching, Practice and Research (OUP, 2020), and Reconsidering Archaeological Fieldwork (Springer, 2012).