Hanna assists Alice Purkiss with the University’s National Trust Partnership, a flagship collaboration between Oxford and Europe’s largest conservation charity. As Partnership Support Officer, Hanna assists in the coordination of a varied programme of research, training and events to promote knowledge exchange and Public Engagement with Research between Oxford and the National Trust.
In addition to her role as Partnership Support Officer, Hanna also works 0.5 FTE on the public engagement team of the university’s Research Services department. She is also on the Board of Directors of the International Society for First World War Studies and on the Executive Committee of the War Through Other Stuff Society, and is assisting in the Museum of Oxford’s permanent galleries redevelopment.
Hanna’s background is in history and museum work. She completed her DPhil History with the University of Oxford in summer 2019, examining First World War battlefield memorials and cemeteries and their relationships to identity and empire. She participated in a range of TORCH and National Trust initiatives throughout her degree, worked as TORCH Graduate Projects Coordinator 2017-18, and also convened the History Faculty’s Globalising & Localising the Great War research seminar. Her prior degrees are in Museum Studies (Leicester, 2015) and Classical Archaeology (UBC, 2014).