Hannah, Beth


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Beth Hannah is a Reader in Educational Psychology in the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and has worked as an educational psychologist in a number of local authorities in Scotland.  Beth joined the University of Dundee in 2003 on a part-time basis whilst continuing to work as an educational psychologist. She was employed on a full-time basis at the University in 2010. 

Beth has held various positions in the BPS Scottish Branch, including Honorary Secretary and Chair. She has been a member of the BPS Practice Board and the BPS Ethics Committee. Beth has been involved with the Scottish Division of Educational Psychology Training Committee and has represented the committee on the BPS Partnership and Accreditation Committee.

Beth received the Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching in June 2022 and was awarded Senior Fellow of Advance HE in October 2022.

Beth is Deputy Convenor of the University Research Ethics Committee and Convenor of the DORA working group which has resulted in the production of two videos DORA and The responsible use of metrics. She is Deputy Convenor of the Research Governance and Policy Sub-Committee.

Beth is a Director of the Transformative Change: Educational and Life Transitions (TCELT) Research Centre. 

Beth serves on a number of editorial boards including Deputy Editor International Journal of Educational and Life Transitions, Review Editor Frontiers in Education: Special Educational Needs section, Review Editor Frontiers in Education: Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education section, and International Associate Editor Educational Psychology Research and Practice.


Research Interests

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Educational transitions
  • Mental health and well-being
  • Consulting with children and young people
  • Early years
  • Inclusion of children with additional support needs
  • Professional ethics

Funding (Research, Consultancy, Knowledge Exchange)

  • North East Sensory Services
  • Innovation and Impact Development Fund
  • ISSR Interdisciplinary Incubator Grant
  • Scottish Government
  • Dundee City Council
  • Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher Scheme
  • Changing Children’s Services Fund
  • Scottish Universities Insight Institute
  • Kelvin Valley Leader


  • Doctoral supervision (PhD, DEdPsy)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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