Dr Esmée Hanna

Job: Reader (Associate Professor)

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 has primarily focused on the intersections of health and gender. Previous work has focused on young fatherthood, the health of construction workers and men's health. I utilise qualitative approches- including digital and visual methods- within my research to understand lived experiences. 

My main areas of interest are around amputation and male infertility. I am currently an NIHR Advanced Fellowship holder (2020-2024) working to improve patient preparation for amputation surgery. I am also interested in the disposal of limbs after amputation and patient choice within those processes. I have conducted extensive work on male infertility, including the first National Qualitative Questionnaire study of men's experiences of fertility issues. My work has a strong applied focus and I work closely with third sector organisations, healthcare professionals and patients and the public. 

Research group affiliations

Instiute of Allied Health Sciences Research (IAHSR) and Centre for Reproduction Research (CRR)

Publications and outputs 

Books

 Hanna, E. (2018). Supporting young men as fathers: Gendered understandings of community group-based provision. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan

Hanna, E. (2013). Student Power! The radical history of the English Universities. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars

 

Journal articles

 

Hanna, E and Davies, L. (In press- 2020). The experience of qualitative research with young fathers: Considerations around gender, class and reflexive practice. Families, Relationships and Societies.

 

Hanna E, and Gough, B. (In press- 2020). Male infertility as dyadic, familial, and relational: An analysis of men’s reported encounters with partners, family members and friends. Families, Relationships and Societies.

Williams, O, Robert, G, Martin, G, Hanna, E and O’Hara, J. (In Press- 2020). Is co-production just really good PPI? Making sense of patient and public involvement and co-production networks. Waring, J and Bevir, M (Eds). Governing Healthcare Networks

Martin, G, Hanna, E, and Dingwall, R. (2020). ‘Face masks, the precautionary principle, and evidence-informed policy’ BMJ Rapid Response. https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1435/rr-43

 

Hanna, E, Gough, B and Markham, S. (2020). Masculinities in the construction industry: A double‐edged sword for health and wellbeing? Gender, work and organization. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/gwao.12429

 

Hanna, E, Cheetham, T, Fearon, K, Herbrand, C, Hudson, N, McEleny, K, Quinton, R, Stevenson, E, Wilkes, S. (2019). The lived experience of Klinefelter syndrome: A narrative review of the literature. Frontiers in Endocrinology.

 

Hanna, E (2019). Morbid curiosity? Discussion of the disposal of amputated limbs on online question and answer sites. Digital Health.

 

Hanna, E and Gough, B. (2019). The social construction of male infertility: A qualitative questionnaire study of men with a male factor infertility diagnosis. Sociology of Health and Illness.

 

Hanna, E and Gough, B. (2019). The impact of infertility on men’s work and finances: Findings from a qualitative questionnaire study. Gender, Work and Organization.

 

Hanna, R and Robert, G. (2019). Ethics of limb disposal: dignity and the medical waste stockpiling scandal. BMJ Journal of Medical Ethics. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2019-105554

 

Hanna, E. (2019). “What do you want to do with the leg?”: A critical narrative review of the understandings and implications of disposal in the context of lower limb amputations. SAGE OPEN. doi.org/10.1177/2158244019859953

 

Hanna, E and Markham, S. (2019). Constructing better health and wellbeing? Understanding structural constraints on health and wellbeing in the UK Construction Industry. International Journal of Workplace Health Management. doi: 10.1108/IJWHM-03-2018-0031

 

Hanna, E. (2018). The emotional labour of researching sensitive topics online: Considerations and Implications.Qualitative Research. doi/10.1177/1468794118781735

Hanna, E, Gough, B and Hudson, N. (2018). Fit to father? Online accounts of lifestyle changes and help-seeking on a male infertility board. Sociology of Health and Illness. doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12733

Hanna, E and Gough, B. (2017). How does infertility affect men? Latest findings from an in-depth survey.  Journal of fertility counselling.  Winter 2017.

Robinson, M, Hanna, E, Raine, G and Robertson, S. (2017). Extending the comfort zone- Building resilience in older people with Long-term conditions. Journal of Applied Gerontology. doi/10.1177/0733464817724042

Hanna, E. (2017). Can fathers’ groups help to improve the family dynamic? Journal of Family Health. 27 (3): 22-23

Hanna, E and Gough, B. (2017). Men’s accounts of infertility within their intimate partner relationships: an analysis of online forum discussions. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2017.1278749

Hanna, E and Gough, B. (2016). Men’s emotions and support needs in relation to infertility. Journal of Fertility Counselling. 23 (3): 14- 16

 

Hanna, E. (2016). The importance of supporting young fathers and hearing their voices. Journal of Family Health. 26 (6): 19-23

 

Hanna, E, Robertson, S, Woodall, J and Rowlands, S. (2016). Women’s perspectives on the value of a fathers’ initiative for shifting gendered practices within families. Journal of Gender Studies. DOI: 10.1080/09589236.2016.1250619

 

Robertson, S, Woodall, J, Henry, H, Hanna, ERowlands, S, Horrocks, J, Livesley, J and Long, T (2016) Evaluating a community-led project for improving fathers’ and children’s wellbeing in England. Health Promotion International. doi: 10.1093/heapro/daw090

 

Robertson, S, Gough, B, Hanna, E, Raine, G, Robinson, M. Seims, A and White, A.  (2016). "Successful mental health promotion with men: evidence from ‘tacit knowledge’". Health Promotion International. doi: 10.1093/heapro/daw067

 

Hanna, E and Gough, B. (2016). ‘Emoting Infertility Online: A qualitative analysis of men’s forum posts’. Health. DOI: 10.1177/1363459316649765

 

Hanna, E and Gough, B. (2016).Searching for help online: An analysis of peer-to-peer posts on a male-only infertility forum. Journal of Health Psychology.DOI: 10.1177/1359105316644038

 

Hanna, E and Gough, B. (2015). ‘Experiencing Male Infertility: A review of the qualitative literature’. Sage Open. Oct- Dec. [Online]. DOI: 10.1177/2158244015610319

 

Hanna, E. (2008). ‘The English student movement: An evaluation of the literature’. Sociology Compass 2 (5): 1539-1552

 

Blogs

 

Hanna, E and Robert, G. (2019). The ethics of disposing of amputating limbs. BMJ Journal of Medical Ethics Blog. https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-ethics/2019/08/01/the-ethics-of-disposing-of-amputated-limbs/

 

Hanna, E. (2018). Patient dignity must be central to appropriate disposal of body parts. BMJ Opinion. https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2018/10/19/esmee-hanna-patient-dignity-central-appropriate-disposal-body-parts/

 

 

Methods Guides

 

Neale, B and Hanna, E. (2012). The Ethics of researching lives qualitatively through time. Timescapes Methods guide series. [Online] Available at:  http://www.timescapes.leeds.ac.uk/assets/files/methods-guides/timescapes-hanna-capturing-past-and-future.pdf

Hanna, E and Lau Clayton, C. (2012). Capturing Time in Qualitative Longitudinal field enquiry – Using Timelines and Relational maps. Timescapes Methods guide series [online] Available at: http://www.timescapes.leeds.ac.uk/assets/files/methods-guides/timescapes-hanna-capturing-past-and-future.pdf

 

 

Reports

 

Woodall, J, Freeman, C, Rowlands, S, Di Martino, S and Hanna, E. (2019). ‘Dadly Does it: Final Report’. Report prepared for Unlimited Potential.

 

Coan, S and Hanna, E. (2019). ‘Evaluation of Young Dads Collective’. Report prepared for YDC/Coram Family and Child care trust.

 

Hanna, E and Coan, S. (2018). ‘Evaluation of North East Young Dads and Lads project’. Report prepared for NEYDL/YWOP.

 

Hanna, E, Seims, A and Robinson, M. (2017) ‘Evaluation of relationship counselling for people with long term health conditions’. Report for Relate Mid-Yorkshire.

 

Hanna, E, Robertson, S and Raine G. (2016).Health and wellbeing in the construction industry’. Report prepared for CITB.

 

Coan, S, Mountain, C and Hanna, E. (2016). ‘Evaluation of community learning course’. Report prepared for School of health and community studies, Leeds Beckett University

 

Hanna, E. (2016). ‘Supporting young dads: The use and value of community groups for young men who are fathers’. Centre for men’s health, Leeds Beckett University.

 

Hanna, E and Coan, S.(2015). ‘Report of the Young dads South Leeds Summer fun day’. Centre for Men’s Health, Leeds Beckett University. Report prepared for Health for All and Leeds ACTS.

 

Robertson, S, Woodall, J, Hanna, E and Rowlands, S, Long, T and Livesley, J. (2015). ‘Salford Dadz: Year 2 external evaluation’. Centre for Men’s Health, Leeds Beckett University and Salford University. Report prepared for Unlimited Potential.

 

Hanna, E, Barnes, C and White, A. (2015). ‘User perceptions of incontinence products’. The Retail Institute, Leeds Beckett University. Report prepared for SCA products.

 

Robertson, S., White, A., Gough, B., Robinson, R., Seims, A., Raine, G. and Hanna, E. (2015) ‘Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing with Men and Boys: What Works?’. June 2015, Centre for Men’s Health, Leeds Beckett University for the Movember Foundation.

 

Hanna, E. (2013). ‘UK Today: Best city to be young’. Report prepared for Legal & General

 

Hanna, E and Grainger, D. (2012).  ‘Changing family formations’. Report prepared for Co-operative Legal Services

 

Neale, B, Irwin, S, Lau-Clayton, C and Hanna, E. (2012). ‘Timescapes final report: Project 2 Young Lives and times’. Leeds University. Reported prepared for the ESRC. 

Research interests/expertise

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

Areas of teaching

Sociology of health and illness, Research Methods, Study skills

Qualifications

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

Courses taught

Health and Wellbeing in Society

Honours and awards

  • Finalist in Fast Track Impact Unsung Impact Awards 2019 

Membership of external committees

 

Key research outputs

Selected recent publications: 

Martin, G, Hanna, E, and Dingwall, R. (2020). ‘Face masks, the precautionary principle, and evidence-informed policy’ BMJ Rapid Response. https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1435/rr-43

Hanna, E, Gough, B and Markham, S. (2020). Masculinities in the construction industry: A double‐edged sword for health and wellbeing? Gender, work and organization. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/gwao.12429

Hanna, E (2019). Morbid curiosity? Discussion of the disposal of amputated limbs on online question and answer sites. Digital Health.

 Hanna, E and Gough, B. (2019). The social construction of male infertility: A qualitative questionnaire study of men with a male factor infertility diagnosis. Sociology of Health and Illness.

Hanna, R and Robert, G. (2019). Ethics of limb disposal: dignity and the medical waste stockpiling scandal. BMJ Journal of Medical Ethics. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2019-105554

Hanna, E. (2019). “What do you want to do with the leg?”: A critical narrative review of the understandings and implications of disposal in the context of lower limb amputations. SAGE OPEN. doi.org/10.1177/2158244019859953

Consultancy work

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

Externally funded research grants information

Hanna, E. (Awarded March 2020). Improving psychological preparedness for amputation surgery: co-designing, implementing and evaluating patient-centred care pathways. NIHR Advanced Fellowship. (£624,000) 

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)

Internally funded research project information

 

 

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