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Dr Hannah Tweed

Dr Hannah Tweed

Research Associate



Hannah was awarded her PhD from the University of Glasgow in 2015 and was then employed as a Teaching Fellow and Research Assistant at Glasgow. Her thesis focused on representations of autism in contemporary literature and film, drawing on disability studies and work from within the medical humanities. She is currently working on the cultural and literary significance of lay medical knowledge and online communication in the twenty-first century. Hannah is the co-founder of the Disability Studies Network, and she built and ran the Medical Humanities Research Centre blogsite and Twitter account (@mhrcglasgow). She reviews regularly for Disability Studies Quarterly, H-Disability, and The Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies.

Hannah is now a Research Associate on the Cultures of Care Project (PI Alice Walker), based at the University of York, where she convenes the MA in Medical History and Humanities.

Research and Teaching Interests

Disability studies
Cognitive disabilities (esp. autism)
Modern and contemporary literature
Nursing narratives
Genre fiction



Teaching Materials:


  • College of Arts, School of Critical Studies