Hannah studies human wellbeing in coastal communities and small-scale fisheries, particularly in dive fisheries in California, USA and the Philippines. Her research takes a systems approach drawing on political ecology and social-ecological systems theory to consider the complexity of interactions and relationships within coastal systems. She is particularly interested in the roles of governance and management as well as disruptions, such as climate change, in affecting human wellbeing and system sustainability. Hannah is a PhD student in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Science and received her Masters in Marine Affairs from the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at the University of Washington, Seattle. Previously, she worked in the field of marine mammal acoustics.