Hannah, Beth


  • Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Research), Education
  • United Kingdom

  • 98 Citations
  • 5 h-Index

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Personal profile


Elizabeth Hannah is a Senior Lecturer in Educational Psychology in the School of Education and Social Work. She has worked as an educational psychologist in a number of local authorities in Scotland since qualifying in the early 1980s and latterly was a Depute Principal Educational Psychologist in East Dunbartonshire Council. Her professional interests as an educational psychologist included educational transitions, the inclusion of children and young people with additional support needs, promoting children's mental health and well-being, consulting with children, and action research. She is a member of a number of professional organisations and is registered as an educational psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.


Research Interests

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

Research Funding

  • Hannah, E.F.S., & McGarry, F. (2015) MindJump Health and Well-being programme: Evaluation and development (funded by Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher Scheme-£4885)
  • Hannah, E.F.S., & Tonner, S. (2015) Exploring the use of The Learning Cloud to enhance literacy development (funded by Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher Scheme-£4868)
  • Partnership involving Cumbernauld College (lead organization), East Dunbartonshire Council Psychological Service, East Dunbartonshire Campus for Further & Higher Education, Volunteer Centre East Dunbartonshire, and Volunteer Centre North Lanarkshire (2009-2010) Be All You Can Be (Kelvin Valley Leader - £28,230)
  • Jindal-Snape, D., Smith, E., Barrow, W., Hannah, E., & Kerr, C.( 2007-2008) Evaluation of the Professional Development Programme for Educational Psychologists (funded by Support for learning Division, Schools Directorate, Scottish Government - £20,000)
  • Smith, E., Barrow, W., Hannah, E., Jindal-Snape, D. & Kerr, C. (2005-2006) Audit of services for children and young people with ASD in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire (funded by Aberdeen City Changing Children's Services Fund - £25,000)


  • MSc Educational Psychology programme
  • Doctoral supervision (PhD, DEd, DSW, DEdPsy)
  • School Research Methods programme

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Educational Psychology, University of Dundee

Award Date: 1 Jan 2008

Master in Science, University of Strathclyde

Award Date: 1 Jan 1982

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 1 Jan 1977

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Research Output

Compassionate transitions: Reconnecting school communities post-Covid-19 closures

Crawford, A., Currie, L-A., Hannah, B., Ward, J. & Wooton, I., 22 Jun 2020, 16 p. British Psychological Society.

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access
  • Systematic literature review of primary-secondary transitions: International research

    Jindal-Snape, D., Hannah, E. F. S., Cantali, D., Barlow, W. & MacGillivray, S., Jun 2020, In : Review of Education. 8, 2, p. 526-566 41 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Children and young people in the digital age: What do EPs need to know? Reflections on the UCL Leading Edge Day

    Hannah, E., Rasmussen, S. & Whitby, R., 2019, In : Educational Psychology in Scotland. 19, 1, p. 2-5 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Conceptualising primary to secondary school transitions: A systematic literature review

    Jindal-Snape, D., Symonds, J., Hannah, B. & Barlow, W., 13 Dec 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Activities

    Self-Determination Theory and Transitions

    Beth Hannah (Speaker)

    1 Jul 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Review of a book

    Beth Hannah (Member)

    17 May 2020

    Activity: Other activity typesOther

    Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology (Journal)

    Beth Hannah (Editorial board member)

    18 Apr 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Advances in Autism (Journal)

    Beth Hannah (Peer reviewer)

    15 Feb 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Frontiers in Education (Journal)

    Beth Hannah (Editorial board member)

    17 May 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review


    Transition to Secondary school for young people with autism spectrum disorder

    Author: Hannah, E. F. S., 2008

    Supervisor: Topping, K. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Educational Psychology