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Research Fellow in Applied Psychology, University of Hertfordshire

Dr Han/Hannah Newman is a Research Fellow in Applied Psychology in the School of Life and Medical Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire.

Han has a background in Sport and Exercise Psychology and has Chartered Psychologist status with the British Psychological Society.

Han's research interests include engagement and participation in sport, exercise, and physical activity, (with a particular focus on LGBTQ+ inclusion), as well as athlete mental health and wellbeing, and the role of physical activity and sport in improving mental health in non-athlete populations.


  • 2018–present
    Research associate, Loughborough University
  • 2023–present
    Research fellow, University of Hertfordshire
  • 2021–present
    Lecturer, Middlesex University
  • 2022–2023
    Senior research assistant, University of Hertfordshire
  • 2016–2021
    Research associate, Loughborough University
  • 2016–2020
    PhD Candidate, Loughborough University


  • 2020 
    Loughborough University, PhD
  • 2015 
    Loughborough University, MSc Psychology of Sport and Exercise
  • 2014 
    Middlesex University, MSc Psychology (Conversion)
  • 2013 
    Middlesex University, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science