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Dr Hannah Tweed

Dr Hannah Tweed

Senior Policy Officer



Hannah is a Senior Policy Officer at the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (https://www.alliance-scotland.org.uk/). She works with other members of the ALLIANCE’s Policy and Communications Team to promote links between the social care, Self-directed Support (SDS) and health agendas in Scotland. She supports work to help drive public service reform so that disabled people, people living with long term conditions and unpaid carers enjoy a high quality of life, underpinned by rights to independent living, choice and control.

Hannah is also an Associate of the Universities of Glasgow and York. She 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. Following her Teaching Fellowship, Hannah worked as the Research Associate on the 'Changing Cultures of Care' project (PI Alice Hall) at the University of York, where she convened the MA in Medical History and Humanities. She 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.

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