Hannah has a BSc in Cognitive Science (1996), an MA in Philosophy (1998) and a PhD in Computing (2005) all from the University of Leeds. Her research areas are applied computer vision; the detection of shadows and reasoning about shadows; and student attitudes to the study of computer science. She has held postdoctoral positions in Grenoble (France), Leeds, and Kingston upon Thames. She is also a women in computing activist: she founded the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium, a national conference for women undergraduates in computer science, and is still deputy chair. She has been on the committee of BCSWomen since 2007.
Hannah enjoys teaching and has received several teaching awards since arriving in Aberystwyth:
- Senior fellowship of the HEA (SFHEA), 2018
- Student led teaching awards (SLTA), highly commended, technology enhanced learning category, 2016
- Exemplary Course Awards (ECA), highly commended for Computer Vision, 2015
- Exemplary Course Awards (ECA), highly commended for Client Side Graphics module, 2014
- Student led teaching awards (SLTA), highly commended, teaching through technology category, 2013
- Aberystwyth University Learning and Teaching Fellowship (AULTF), 2012