Hannah joined the Institute in May 2014, originally on secondment from the House of Commons. She is now Director of Research, as well as leading the Institute’s work on Parliament.
Hannah has more than 10 years' experience in Parliament and the Civil Service, most recently running the Committee on Standards on Public Life in the Cabinet Office, and the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee in the House of Commons. Previously she was Private Secretary to the Clerk and Chief Executive of the House of Commons and worked in the Public Bill Office, running legislative committees and advising on parliamentary procedure.
She began her career in academia, teaching historical and social geography at the University of Cambridge, where she completed her undergraduate degree and PhD.