Beth Hannah

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Senior Lecturer - Programme Director of MSc Education Psychology

Bio

Biography

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

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)

Teaching

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

Publications

James, K & Hannah, EFS 2018,

'The validity of the Spelling and Grammar Waiver as a reasonable accommodation in Leaving Certificate examinations in Ireland' International Journal of School and Educational Psychology, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 138-147.
https://doi.org/10.1080/21683603.2017.1302848

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Richardson, TD, Jindal-Snape, D & Hannah, EFS 2017,

'Impact of Legislation on Post-School Transition Practice for young people with additional support needs in Scotland' British Journal of Special Education, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 239-256.
https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8578.12178

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Hannah, E & Mc Garry, F 2016,

Health and Well-being Programme: Evaluation and Development. in Conference Proceedings of Scottish Educational Research Association Conference 2016. Scottish Educational Research Association, Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) Annual Conference 2016, Dundee, United Kingdom, 23/11/16.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Kelly, B, Corlett, L & Hannah, E 2016,

'Building professional capital: Development of supervision competencies in Trainee Educational Psychologists for application in future practice. ' BPS Annual Conference for Educational Psychologists in Scotland 2016 , 30/09/16, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Hannah, E & Mc Garry, F 2016,

'Supporting the Transition of Pupils from Primary to Secondary School using the Mind Jump Health and Well-being Programme' Paper presented at School of Education and Social Work Research and Scholarship Conference, Dundee, United Kingdom, 20/06/16 - 20/06/16, .
https://doi.org/10.20933/10000103

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Richardson, T, Hannah, E & Jindal-Snape, D 2016,

'The Perspectives of Young People with Additional Support Needs of Post-School Transition Planning and Preparation.' Paper presented at School of Education and Social Work Research and Scholarship Conference, Dundee, United Kingdom, 20/06/16 - 20/06/16, .
https://doi.org/10.20933/10000103

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Hannah, EResearch methods.

Research output: Other Contribution



Hannah, E & Doherty, F 2016,

'Glasgow Bethlehem twinning project: health and wellbeing' Educational Psychology in Scotland, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 2-5.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Hannah, E & Tonner, S 2016, Exploring the use of The Learning Cloud to enhance literacy development of primary school children. University of Dundee, Dundee.
https://doi.org/10.20933/10000102

Research output: Book Anthology



Hannah, E 2015,

'Anxiety in Pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Primary to Secondary School Transitions' Paper presented at Network Transition: Inclusion in transitional phases in disorders of social behaviour, Siegen, Germany, 11/09/15 - 12/09/15, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Hannah, EFS & Jindal-Snape, D 2015,

Building partnerships with parents during their child’s transition to school: perspectives of parents. in Teacher Education Policy In Europe Conference. Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE) 2015 conference, Dundee, United Kingdom, 14/05/15.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Hannah, EFS & Mc Garry, F 2015, Mind Jump health and well-being programme: evaluation and development. University of Dundee, Dundee.
https://doi.org/10.20933/10000101

Research output: Book Anthology



Hannah, E, Ingram, R, Kerr, C & Kelly, T 2014,

'Learning Together: Interdisciplinary Inquiry-based Learning in Professional Training Programmes.' Annual Conference for Educational Psychologists in Scotland 2014, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 12/09/14, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Hannah, EFS & Jindal-Snape, D 2014,

Setting the scene: personal, professional and interprofessional ethics. in D Jindal-Snape & EFS Hannah (eds), Exploring the dynamics of personal, professional and interprofessional ethics.. Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 3-18.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Hannah, EFS & Murray, P 2014,

Review of teaching and learning about ethics on a professional training programme for educational psychologists in Scotland. in D Jindal-Snape & EFS Hannah (eds), Exploring the dynamics of personal, professional and interprofessional ethics. Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 279-294.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Jindal-Snape, D & Hannah, EFS 2014,

Understanding the dynamics of personal, professional and interprofessional ethics: a possible way forward. in D Jindal-Snape & EFS Hannah (eds), Exploring the dynamics of personal, professional and interprofessional ethics. Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 311-329.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Jindal-Snape, D & Hannah, EFS (eds) 2014, Exploring the dynamics of personal, professional and interprofessional ethics. Policy Press, Bristol.

Research output: Book Anthology



Jindal-Snape, D & Hannah, EFS 2014,

Promoting resilience for primary-secondary transitions: supporting children, parents and professionals. in AB Liegmann, I Mammes & K Racherbäumer (eds), Facetten von übergängen im bildungssystem: nationale und internationale ergebnisse empirischer forschung. Waxmann, Munster, pp. 265-277.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Hannah, EFS, Ingram, R, Kerr, C & Kelly, TB 2014,

Inquiry-based learning for interprofessional education. in P Blessinger & JM Carfora (eds), Inquiry-based learning for the arts, humanities, and social sciences: a conceptual and practical resource for educators. Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, vol. 2, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 105-125.
https://doi.org/10.1108/S2055-364120140000002016

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Hannah, EFS & Murray, PM 2013,

'Getting it right: the complexity and challenges of interprofessional working and the implications for educational psychology training programmes' Annual Conference for Educational Psychologists in Scotland: Educational Psychology in Scotland Implementing Change with Partners, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 20/09/13 - 20/09/13, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Hannah, B & Murray, P 2013,

'Teaching and learning about ethics on professional training programmes: insights and reflections on practice' Paper presented at School of Education, Social Work and Community Education Annual Research Conference, Dundee, United Kingdom, 18/06/13 - 18/06/13, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Jindal-Snape, D & Hannah, E 2013,

Reconceptualising the relationship between social policy and practice: Scottish parents’ perspectives. in K Margetts & A Kienig (eds), International perspectives on transition to school: Reconceptualising beliefs, policy and practice. Routledge, Abingdon, England, pp. 122-132.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Hannah, EF & Topping, K 2013,

'The transition from primary to secondary school: perspectives of students with autism spectrum disorder and their parents' International Journal of Special Education, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 145-160.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Hannah, E & Murray, P 2013,

'Perception of ethics and ethical thinking of trainee educational psychologists: implications for teaching ethics on a professional training programme' 2013 British Psychological Society Annual Conference , Harrogate, United Kingdom, 9/04/13 - 11/04/13, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Barrow, W & Hannah, EF 2012,

'Using computer-assisted interviewing to consult with children with autism spectrum disorders: an exploratory study' School Psychology International, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 450-464.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0143034311429167

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Hannah, EFS & Jindal-Snape, D 2012,

'Collaboration and communication during the transition from nursery to primary: a parental perspective' Paper presented at A Child's World - Working Together for a Better Future , Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, 27/06/12 - 29/06/12, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Hannah, EF & Topping, KJ 2012,

'Anxiety levels in students with autism spectrum disorder making the transition from primary to secondary school' Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 198-209.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Donohoe, C, Topping, K & Hannah, E 2012,

'The impact of an online intervention (Brainology) on the mindset and resiliency of secondary school pupils: a preliminary mixed methods study' Educational Psychology, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 641-655.
https://doi.org/10.1080/01443410.2012.675646

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Jindal-Snape, D, Roberts, G & Hannah, EFS 2011,

'Home-School Partnership in the context of educational transitions' Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) Annual Conference 2011, Stirling, United Kingdom, 24/11/11 - 25/11/11, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Hannah, E & Beck, E 2011,

'Be all you can be: a research evaluation of Pathways to Extreme Success (PX2) in a Further Education college: supporting the transition to work ' Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) Annual Conference 2011, Stirling, United Kingdom, 24/11/11 - 25/11/11, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Hannah, EFS 2011,

'Be all you can be: an evaluation of Pathways to Extreme Success (PX2)' School of Education, Social Work and Community Education, Annual School Research Conference, Dundee, United Kingdom, 23/06/11 - 23/06/11, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Hannah, EFS, Brady, K & Johnstone, I 2010,

'Developing a more inclusive approach to language and communication support within East Dunbartonshire' Special Children, vol. 197, pp. 19-23.

Research output: Contribution To Periodical



Hannah, EFS, Beck, E & Hughes, P 2010,

'Be all you can be' Paper presented at Post-School Psychological Service Conference, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 20/04/10, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Hannah, EFS, Barrow, W & Beck, E 2010,

'Post-graduate training: responding and contributing to policy and practice in PSPS' Post-School Psychological Service Conference, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 20/04/10, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Jindal-Snape, D, Hannah, E & Venditozzi, D 2010,

'Understanding educational transitions: which piece of the jigsaw might you be holding? ' Paper presented at School of Education, Social Work and Community Education Annual Stakeholder Research Conference, Dundee, United Kingdom, 21/04/10, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Hannah, B & Beck, E 2010, Be all you can be: evaluation of pathways to extreme success (PX2) in a Scottish further education college - final report. Kelvin Valley Leader.

Research output: Book Anthology



Jindal-Snape, D & Hannah, EFS 2010, Parents' experience of pre-school to primary school transition: report for East Dunbartonshire Council Education Department. University of Dundee.

Research output: Book Anthology



Jindal-Snape, D, Hannah, EFS & Gorton, H 2009,

'School readiness and transition issues' Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) Annual Conference 2009, Perth, United Kingdom, 26/11/09 - 28/11/09, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Jindal-Snape, D, Hannah, EFS, Miller, D & Zhou, Y 2009,

'Effective Transitions Symposium: Educational transitions across all stages' Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) Annual Conference 2009, Perth, United Kingdom, 26/11/09 - 28/11/09, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Hannah, EFS 2009,

'Primary Secondary transition of students with autism spectrum disorder' Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) Annual Conference 2009, Perth, United Kingdom, 26/11/09 - 28/11/09, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Jindal-Snape, D, Hannah, E, Smith, E, Barrow, W & Kerr, C 2009,

'An Innovative practitioner research model of Continuing Professional Development A case study of an educational psychologists' professional development programme in Scotland' School Psychology International, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 219-236.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0143034309106495

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Hannah, EFS & Barrow, W 2009,

'Computer Assisted Interviewing (CAI) as a tool for consulting with children and young people' Paper presented at East Dunbartonshire Council Psychological Service Listening for Impact Conference, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 1/04/09, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Hannah, E 2009,

'The perspectives of students with autism spectrum disorder making the transition to secondary school in Scotland' School Psychology for Diversity: 31st International School Psychology Association (ISPA) Conference, St Paul's Bay, Malta, 7/07/09 - 11/07/09, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Jindal-Snape, D, Smith, E, Barrow, W, Hannah, E & Kerr, C, Evaluation of the Professional Development Programme for educational psychologists in Scotland, 2008, Web publication/site, Scottish Government.

Research output: Non Textual



Jindal-Snape, D, Smith, E, Barrow, W, Hannah, E & Kerr, C, Assessment of the effectiveness and value for money of the PDP and options for improvement within the current level of funding, 2008, Web publication/site, Scottish Government.

Research output: Non Textual



Smith, E, Barrow, W, Hannah, B, Jindal-Snape, D & Kerr, C 2008,

'Evaluation of the professional development programme (PDP) for EPs in Scotland' 2008 Annual Conference for Educational Psychologists in Scotland , Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 25/09/08 - 26/09/08, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Hannah, EFS & Boyle, JME 2008,

'What do we mean by evidenced-based practice?' National Symposium (HMIe) for Educational Psychologists in Scotland, Falkirk, United Kingdom, 1/01/08 - 1/01/08, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Hannah, EFS 2008,

'Supporting transition to secondary school for students with autism spectrum disorder'.

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Hannah, EFS & Boyle, JME, What do we mean by evidence based practice?, 2008, Digital or Visual Products, HMIe, Edinburgh.

Research output: Non Textual



Topping, KJ, Smith, E, Barrow, W, Hannah, E & Kerr, C 2007,

Professional educational psychology in Scotland. in SR Jimerson, TD Oakland & PT Farrell (eds), The handbook of international school psychology. SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, Calif., pp. 339-351.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Parker, K, Hannah, E & Topping, KJ 2006,

'Collective teacher efficacy, pupil attainment and socio-economic status in primary school' Improving Schools, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 111-129.
https://doi.org/10.1177/1365480206064965

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Smith, E, Barrow, W, Hannah, B, Jindal-Snape, D & Kerr, C 2006, Audit and evaluation of provision for children and young people with autistic spectrum disorders: report for Aberdeenshire. University of Dundee, Dundee.

Research output: Book Anthology



Smith, E, Barrow, W, Hannah, B, Jindal-Snape, D & Kerr, C 2006, Audit and evaluation of provision for children and young people with autistic spectrum disorders: report for Aberdeen city. University of Dundee, Dundee.

Research output: Book Anthology



Barrow, W, Gardner, A & Hannah, EFS 2006,

'PDP and beyond: rolling out research in autism spectrum disorders' Annual Conference for Educational Psychologists in Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 1/01/06 - 1/01/06, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Hannah, EFS 2006,

'Transitions' Developing Interagency Services in Glasgow for Individuals with ASD Conference, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 1/01/06 - 1/01/06, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Smith, EF & Hannah, EFSUnit 1 (1.1 and 1.2) Defining the assessment needs. Psychological Testing in Education (online distance learning resource/CCET (Level A) course) .

Research output: Other Contribution



Hannah, B & Myant, M 2004,

'What’s the hurry? Deferring school entry' Educational Psychology in Scotland, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 22-23.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Hannah, EFS & Myant, M 2004,

'What’s the hurry? Deferring school entry' Paper presented at National CPD Conference for Educational Psychologists in Scotland , Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 7/10/04 - 8/10/04, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Alexander, M, Hannah, B & Myant, M 2000,

Training in anger management: an INSET pack. in J Barr (ed.), Professional development programme 1999-2000: managing difficult behaviour. Scottish Executive Education Department, Edinburgh, pp. 7-92.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Alexander, M, Hannah, EFS & Myant, M 2000,

'Training in anger management: an INSET pack' Annual Conference for Educational Psychologists in Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 1/01/00 - 1/01/00, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Hannah, E & Kane, J 1999,

ASPEP survey. in B Bonar (ed.), Professional development programme 1998-1999: ict@psych.serv.scot. Scottish Executive Education Department, Edinburgh, pp. 26-35.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Hannah, E & Kane, J 1999,

Audioconferencing. in B Bonar (ed.), Professional development programme 1998-1999: ict@psych.serv.scot. Scottish Executive Education Department, Edinburgh, pp. 60-63.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Kane, J & Hannah, E 1999,

Videoconferencing. in B Bonar (ed.), Professional development programme 1998-1999: ict@psych.serv.scot. Scottish Executive Education Department, Edinburgh, pp. 64-69.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Hannah, EFS 1999,

'Experience of professional development programme for educational psychologists' PDP Start Up Conference, Pitlochry, United Kingdom, 1/01/99 - 1/01/99, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Hannah, EFS, Mc Grorry, C & Syme, B 1999,

'Information and communications technology' Annual Conference for Educational Psychologists in Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 1/01/99 - 1/01/99, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Hannah, EFS & Myant, M 1999,

'Anger management' Annual Conference for Educational Psychologists in Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 1/01/99 - 1/01/99, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



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Teaching and Teacher Education (Journal)

Role: Peer reviewer
Activity: Publication peer-review

 12 2014

Taylor & Francis (Publisher)

Role: Peer reviewer
Activity: Publication peer-review

13 9 2010

Taylor & Francis (Publisher)

Role: Peer reviewer
Activity: Publication peer-review

25 11 2010

Taylor & Francis (Publisher)

Role: Peer reviewer
Activity: Publication peer-review

27 7 2013

SAGE Open (Journal)

Role: Peer reviewer
Activity: Publication peer-review

 10 2014

Routledge (Publisher)

Role: Peer reviewer
Activity: Publication peer-review

 1 2015

Review of a research proposal

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

 2 2011

Review Editor

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

8 6 2016

Research Papers in Education (Journal)

Role: Peer reviewer
Activity: Publication peer-review

 11 2014

Palgrave Macmillan (Publisher)

Role: Peer reviewer
Activity: Publication peer-review

 1 2012

Palgrave Macmillan (Publisher)

Role: Peer reviewer
Activity: Publication peer-review

24 1 2012

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

Role: Invited speaker
Activity: Participation in conference

12 9 2015

National CPD Conference for Educational Psychologists in Scotland

Role: Participant
Activity: Participation in conference

7 10 2004

Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology (Journal)

Role: Editorial board member
Activity: Editorial activity

  2017

International Journal of Research and Method in Education (Journal)

Role: Peer reviewer
Activity: Publication peer-review

 10 2011

International Journal of Research and Method in Education (Journal)

Role: Peer reviewer
Activity: Publication peer-review

30 7 2011

Hodder Education (Publisher)

Role: Peer reviewer
Activity: Publication peer-review

 4 2012

Educational Psychology Research and Practice (Journal)

Role: Member
Activity: Publication peer-review

25 11 2015

Educational Psychology (Journal)

Role: Peer reviewer
Activity: Publication peer-review

  2010

Cumbernauld College - 'Be All You Can Be' project

Role: Contributor
Activity: Public engagement and outreach - media article or participation

  2010