Hannah is a Senior Chemistry Technician, and Radiation Protection Supervisor specialising in Physical Chemistry.
She is part of the Chemistry and Forensics Department based in the Rosalind Franklin Building at NTU’s Clifton Campus.
She delivers Physical Chemistry labs for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year Undergraduates, Apprentices, Masters students and also assists with Student Project delivery over Summer. She helps deliver some Inorganic Laboratories for 4th year Undergraduates as well. She is involved in the writing and review of Process and Risk Assessments, COSHH and Technical requirement for the Laboratory she works in and works closely with Academic members of staff to ensure the labs are kept up to date and relevant to the Chemistry field.
During practical laboratories she demonstrates Chemical and Analytical Techniques and equipment to the students, giving them personalised support when they need it to help them succeed in their studies. These skills have enabled her to work partially in research and commercialisation for Postgraduates and Research Staff to offer support for more specialised work. She has been involved with Capital bid processes and project management for new equipment purchases for the department.
She trains Research staff and Students on specialist equipment in her specialist area such as Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), Drop Shape Analyser (DSA), Viscometry, Bomb Calorimetry, pH, Conductivity and Powder Xray/Single Crystal Xray.
Hannah has 11 years working as a Chemistry Technician in a Higher Education Science.
She successfully completed her 4 year Apprenticeship in Applied Chemistry In Industry at the University of Nottingham in 2015, and then worked as an Analytical Technician in the Chemical & Environmental Engineering department for a further 4 years.
She acted as Laboratory Supervisor for 5 Laboratories over 2 buildings where she inducted, trained, ordered consumables/chemicals and reviewed H&S documentation for Research/Undergraduates/Post Docs/PHD's and Academic Staff. She was involved in the review of Process and Risk Assessments for the Department.
She delivered 1st and 3rd year Undergraduate Laboratories, and helped with the design and development of new experiments for the Teaching course including learning DoE (Design of Experiment) and statistics. She managed groups of 4th year and MSc projects within both Term and Summer which included the training of them on Analytical equipment, sample preparation and data analysis.
She trained Laboratory Apprentices in Chemistry Techniques and on Analytical equipment and became their Mentor throughout their apprenticeship and was involved in Outreach events to promote STEM to young people, even visiting schools to promote Chemical Engineering as a tool for solving world Chemistry problems.
In 2018, she then moved to NTU where she worked within both Biochemistry and Chemistry, then from September 2020 now works as a Senior Chemistry Technician and Radiation Protection Supervisor in the Chemistry and Forensics department. In 2022, she covered a 6 month Maternity post for the Radiation Protection Officer, ensuring Health and Safety was complied with in their absence, training continued seamlessly, and the instruments were maintained at a high standard.
She delivers Physical Chemistry labs for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year Undergraduates, Apprentices, Masters students and also assists with Student Project delivery over Summer. She helps deliver some Inorganic Laboratories for 4th year Undergraduates as well. She works with Postgraduates and Research Staff for more specialised work, and has been involved with Capital bid processes and project management for new equipment purchases for the department.
She is responsible for specialist equipment in Physical Chemistry such as Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), Drop Shape Analyser (DSA), Viscometry, Bomb Calorimetry, pH, Conductivity and more recently Powder Xray/Single Crystal Xray.
Hannah was proud to be involved in the #notjustforboys campaign, to promote Women in the STEM subjects.
She was also interviewed by Chemistry World as part of their "Chemists amid Coronavirus" web series.