Hannah Cann

Hannah has long dark wavy hair wearing, glasses and smiling.

Hannah joined the Department of Social Policy and Intervention in September 2023.

Before this, Hannah completed an NIHR pre-doctoral fellowship based in a local authority and the NIHR Children and Families Policy Research Unit, completing an MSc in Social Research Methods at UCL as part of this award. Prior to this, Hannah worked in a local authority as Participation Officer with looked after children. Hannah has significant experience in direct work with children and families and is a qualified primary teacher and play therapist.

Shiells, K., Cann, H., Pease, A., McGovern, R., Woodman, J., Barrett, S. et al. (2024) A Behaviour Change Analysis of Safer Sleep Interventions for Infants at Risk of Sudden and Unexpected Death. Child Abuse Review, 33(2), e2860. 

Barrett S, Barlow J, Cann H, Pease A, Shiells K, Woodman J, et al. (2024) Parental decision making about safer sleep practices: A qualitative study of the perspectives of families with additional health and social care needs. PLoS ONE 19(3): e0298383. 

Lysons, J., Mendez Pineda, R., Alarcon G., Aquino, MRJ., Cann, H., Fearon, P., Kendall, S., Kirman, J., Woodman, J. Measuring child development at the 2-2½ year health and development review. CPRU 2024.

Kate Shiells; Simon Barrett; Hannah Cann; Ruth McGovern; Anna Pease; Jenny Woodman; Jane Barlow. Promoting safer sleeping for babies in high-risk groups in England. CPRU 2023.

Saunders-Ellis, D., Cann, H., Malik, F., Mitchell, J., McGrath-Lone, L., Woodman, J. and Gilbert, R.. (2023) ‘School non-attendance by children with a social worker: A rapid review of extent, risk factors and interventions’. What Works Centre for Children and Families.