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Hannah Seat

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Hannah Seat

Lecturer – Education and Early Years

Hannah has over 15 years’ professional experience within the education and early years sector including management roles within Independent Schools and Private Day Nurseries. Hannah is an advocate for social justice and her research/teaching interests include autism, neurodiversity, LGBTQ inclusion, gender diversity, creative pedagogical approaches and research methods (storytelling, arts and visual methods).

Hannah is also a core member of the #CreativeHE Collaborating Team, which supports pedagogical rebels and free-thinking innovators in developing novel teaching ideas with different Higher Education institutions across the North West and beyond.



Research Activities/Prizes

2019 – Doctoral Scholarship – Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett University

2016 – Chancellors Prize for Outstanding Postgraduate Achievement at University of Huddersfield



PhD Education – commenced September 2019 – ‘Neuroqueer Storytelling: An autie-ethnography exploring lived and intersectional autistic identities across the gender rainbow’

MA Education with Distinction – University of Huddersfield – 2016

International Montessori Teaching Diploma – NAMC – 2013

Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Development (Early Childhood Studies) with Early Years Professional Status – University of Huddersfield – 2010

BA (Ord) Early Years – University of Huddersfield – 2008

BA (Hons) Childhood Studies – Leeds Beckett University – 2006


Conferences/Conference Papers

#CreativeHE Meetup – Host of Storytelling and Poetry session – April 2021

#CreativeHE JAM – Creativity in Quarantine – Host of full day of asynchronous activities – 16th June 2020

#CreativeHE Meetup – Host of Creative Research Methods session – June 2020

Autism Pride – Understanding the Lived Experience of Autism – Lead Conference Organiser – March 2017

‘Power of Play’ – NEON Conference Lancaster University – June 2019

‘Power of Play’ – UCO Research Symposium – July 2019

‘Power of Play’ – UCLan Teaching and Learning Conference – July 2019

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