Dr Esmée Hanna

Job: VC2020 Lecturer

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Allied Health Sciences

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 257 7119

E: esmee.hanna@dmu.ac.uk

W: http://www.dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

A sociologist by background, my work primarily focuses on the intersections of health and gender. I utilise qualitative approches, including digital and visual methods, within my research.

My main areas of interest are male infertility, young age fatherhood and I am currently developing work around limb disposal after amputation. My work has a strong applied focus and I work closely with third sector organisations and healthcare professionals.

Research group affiliations

Centre for Reproduction Research (CRR)

Research interests/expertise

Male Infertility, Fatherhood, Masculinities, Gender, The body, Health and wellbeing

Areas of teaching

Sociology of health and illness, Research Methods, Study skills


PhD Sociology - University of Leeds, MA Social Research- University of Leeds, BA (hons) Sociology - Warwick University

Courses taught

Health, Wellbeing and Society

Membership of external committees

Trustee, North East Young Dads and Lads Project Gateshead (2017- present)

Consultancy work

Conducted consultancy work for companies including Co-op Legal Services, Legal & General, American Express

Externally funded research grants information

Hanna, E. (Awarded Jan 2018). Understanding Klinefelters syndrome: Genetics, Gender and Reproduction. Foundation for Sociology of Health and Illness Research grant development award (£4682)

Trigwell, J, Hanna, E and Warwick- Booth. (Awarded Sept 2017). Leeds South and East CCG. ‘Maternal smoking evaluation’. ((£9945.50)

Coan, S & Hanna, E. (Awarded July 2017). Relate Mid-Yorkshire. ‘Evaluation of online counselling for people with long term conditions) (£1,000)

Hanna, E (PI) & Coan, S. (Awarded Dec 2016). Family and Childcare Trust. ‘Young Dads Collective Evaluation’. (£5994)

Hanna, E (PI) & Coan, S. (Awarded July 2016). Young Women’s Outreach Project. ‘Young fathers service evaluation’. (£5995.81)

Hanna, E (PI) & Lowe, A. (Awarded June 2016). ESRC. ‘Seeing Dads Differently- ESRC festival of social science event’. (£650)

Hanna, E, (PI) Robinson, M & Seims, A. (Awarded April 2016). Relate. ‘Evaluation of relationship counselling for people with long term health conditions’ (£2,500)

Hanna, E (CI), Robertson, S, Woodall, J & Rowlands, S. (Awarded Jan 2016). Unlimited Potential. ‘Dadly does it evaluation’ (£50,000)

Hanna, E (PI). (Awarded Sept 2015). Construction Industry Training Board. ‘Health and wellbeing in the construction industry’. (£18,692)

Hanna, E. (PI). (Awarded Sept 2015). Leeds Beckett University Early Career Fellowship. ‘Supporting Young dads: The impact and value of group based support for fathering and wellbeing’. (£4,563)

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