Sue Hanna

Sue Hanna PGDip, PGCert, MA, PhD

Senior Lecturer / Academic Portfolio Lead

Key details

Sue Hanna

Senior Lecturer / Academic Portfolio Lead

Sue joined the University of Greenwich in December 2019. She is a registered social worker in England and in New Zealand. Her professional interests are continuing professional development and risk and uncertainty in Social Work.

Responsibilities within the university

Academic Portfolio Lead – Social Work

  • Support the Head of School by leading academic portfolio sections and ensuring there is more effective day-to-day management.
  • Undertaking and following-up on appraisal and objective-setting.
  • Ensuring effective mentoring and developing of established and early-career staff.
  • Building team identities.
  • Developing Social Work academic programmes.
  • Improving student experience.
  • Liaising with the Institute Director and centre leads to develop research and enterprise activities.


  • 2014 – 07/2018: External Examiner BA Social Work Program, Plymouth University
  • Member of British Association of Social Work (BASW)
  • Member of Association of Child Protection Professionals Reviewer for Greenwich Social Work Review Reviewer Aotearoa / Social Work Review

Research / Scholarly interests

  • Looked after Children
  • Care leavers
  • Young carers and Young adult carers
  • Social Work Labour Mobility

Key funded projects

2019 Internal Grant Eastern Institute of Technology New Zealand $1,900 – Award Holder Project title: An investigation of the experience of Young Adult carers at The Eastern Institute of Technology

2018 Extended Teaching Partnership North East London (London Boroughs of Havering, Redbridge, Newham, Barking & Dagenham and Tower Hamlets and the Universities of East London and London Metropolitan University) March 2018 awarded £ 945,507.00 Role: Lead for London Borough of Tower Hamlets and member of bidding team

Recent publications


Hanna, Sue and , Chisnell, Charlotte (2019), An invisible population—young carers in Aotearoa New Zealand. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work. In: , , , . Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 31 (2) . pp. 7-17 ISSN: 2463-4131 (Print), (doi:

Hanna, Sue and , Lyons, Karen (2016), ‘London calling’: the experiences of international social work recruits working in London. Oxford University Press. In: , , , . Oxford University Press, British Journal of Social Work, 47 (3) . pp. 719-736 ISSN: 0045-3102 (Print), 1468-263X (Online) (doi:

Gilmour, Jean , Strong, Alison, Chan, Helen, Hanna, Sue , Huntington, Annette (2014), Primary health care nurses and heart failure education: a survey. CSIRO. In: , , , . CSIRO, Journal of Primary Health Care, 6 (3) . pp. 229-237 ISSN: 1172-6164 (Print), 1172-6156 (Online) (doi:

Gilmour, Jean , Strong, Alison, Chan, Helen, Hanna, Sue , Huntington, Annette (2014), Primary health‐care nurses and internet health information‐seeking: access, barriers and quality checks. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, International Journal of Nursing Practice, 22 (1) . pp. 53-60 ISSN: 1322-7114 (Print), 1440-172X (Online) (doi:

Hanna, Sue and , Lyons, Karen (2014), Challenges facing international social workers: English managers’ perceptions. SAGE. In: , , , . SAGE, International Social Work, 59 (6) . pp. 722-733 ISSN: 0020-8728 (Print), 1461-7234 (Online) (doi:

Gilmour, Jean , Hanna, Sue, Chan, Helen, Strong, Alison , Huntington, Annette (2014), Engaging with patient online health information use: a survey of primary health care nurses. SAGE. In: , , , . SAGE, SAGE Open, 4 (3) . pp. 1-10 ISSN: 2158-2440 (Print), (doi:

Book section

Hanna, Sue and , Lyons, Karen (2018), The experience of transnational social workers in England: some findings from research. Policy Press. In: , , In: Allen Bartley, Liz Beddoe (eds.), Transnational Social Work: opportunities and challenges of a global professio. Policy Press, Bristol, UK . pp. 73-88 . ISBN: 9781447333364 (doi:


Ryan, Peter , Edwards, Mike, Hafford-Letchfield, Trish, Bell, Linda , Carr, Sarah , Puniskis, Mike , Hanna, Sue , Jeewa, Sid (2016), Research on the experience of staff with disabilities within the NHS workforce. Middlesex University London. In: , , , . Middlesex University London, (doi: