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Researcher in health promotion, Leeds Beckett University

Dr Esmée Hanna is a research assistant within the University’s Centre for Men’s Health, and a Sociologist, with specific experience and expertise in qualitative research, including visual methods. Her major research interests are around fatherhood, men’s reproduction, families and young people.

Having completed a PhD exploring the English student movement of the 1960s in 2012, Esmée produced her first sole authored book on the topic (Student Power!: The radical days of the English Student Movement) which was published in 2013.

After teaching Sociology, Social Policy, Criminology and Law at the University of Leeds, and Social Sciences at the Open University she moved into a research focused career, working as a researcher on the Young Lives at Times project which was part of Timescapes, a major ESRC funded longitudinal programme of work at the University of Leeds. This work saw her exploring secondary analysis of data around young people, as well as conducting research about teenage fathers (The Following Fathers project). Esmée has also conducted research for major companies, including Co-Operative Legal Services and Legal & General.


  • –present
    Researcher in health promotion , Leeds Beckett University


  • 2012 
    University of Leeds , PhD