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Elizabeth Hannah is a Senior Lecturer in Educational Psychology in the School of Education, Social Work and Community Education. 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

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Glasgow

Master in Science, University of Strathclyde

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Research Output 1999 2017

school transition
Open Access
Open Access
Open Access

Glasgow Bethlehem twinning project: health and wellbeing

Hannah, E. & Doherty, F. Jun 2016 In : Educational Psychology in Scotland. 17, 2, p. 2-5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
educational psychology
human being

Activities 2004 2017

Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology (Journal)

Hannah, E. (Editorial board member)
201731 Dec 2019

Activity: Editorial activity

Review Editor

Hannah, E. (Reviewer)
8 Jun 2016 → …

Activity: Types of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Routledge (Publisher)

Hannah, E. (Peer reviewer)
Jan 2015

Activity: Publication peer-review

Associate editor of peer-reviewed open access journal

Hannah, E. (Member)
25 Nov 2015 → …

Activity: Types of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Network Transition: Inclusion in transitional phases in disorders of social behaviour

Hannah, E. (Invited speaker)
12 Sep 2015

Activity: Participation in conference


An investigation into the influence of mindset, resiliency, contingencies of self-worth, social value of effort and gender on Scottish secondary school pupils.

Author: Donohoe, C., 2013

Supervisor: Topping, K. (Supervisor) & B. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Is it a Fair RACE? Validity of Exam Accommodations, Eligibility Criteria, and a New Spelling Test for the Republic of Ireland.

Author: James, K., 2017

Supervisor: B. (Supervisor) & Hill, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Educational Psychology

Primary children’s attitudes towards electronic games and effect of electronic games on primary children’s mathematics learning

Author: Chen, M., 2014

Supervisor: Miller, D. (Supervisor), B. (Supervisor) & Rodrigues, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Education


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