CV
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Hannah is an experienced teacher and has taught in schools with a variety of different challenges and across the primary sector. As well as teaching, she is a writer and has contributed blogs and articles to websites, newspapers and magazines and has edited and contributed to books.  She has prepared and given talks and lectures and written a TV documentary and theatre show.  She has consulted on projects linked to education, the arts, literature and literary tourism.

2011 – PRESENT

Freelance Creative Consultant

 
Hannah worked with a number of different influential organisations such as: the Welsh Government, Literature Wales, Art’s Council Wales and the BBC to steer and create a year long literature festival, Dylan Thomas 100 and the partnering international festival, Starless and Bibleblack.

Noteable projects she has consulted on as part of that are:
Developing Dylan, a bilingual education project, Dylan’s Great Poem, Dylan’s Dictionary of new words, Dylan Live – a higher education roadshow, and an e-book, The Road to Milk Wood.

Hannah continues to work as the creative consultant for the Dylan Thomas Estate, liaising regularly with literary agents, reading and editing scripts, creating appropriate content, overseeing the social media and meeting with organisations.  She also works with Swansea University on their Dylan Thomas Prize, an award for young writers and the associated education programme, Dylan Ed.  She also supports Literature Wales with their projects that help children and families in socially and economically deprived areas have access to literature and the arts.

2011 – PRESENT

Freelance Writer

 
Hannah has written blogs and features for organisations such as: Bookbrunch, the Huffington Post, Visit Wales, the BBC and Carmarthenshire County Council.  As well as this Hannah has written articles included in books.  She also edited Dylan Thomas: A Centenary Celebration, published by Bloomsbury and continues to edit and give feedback on scripts on behalf of the Dylan Thomas Estate.

She has created content for websites and consulted on the content for apps and e-books.

In her spare time, Hannah writes stories for children.

2011 – PRESENT

Freelance Presenter

 
Hannah has prepared and given talks and speeches to groups as diverse as: travel writers, polititians, jornalists, academics and school children and young people.

She has been on numerous panel discussions as both a participant and as the questioner. She has also run literary tours for children and adults.

She has been involved in press work and has given interviews to local, national and international TV and radio stations as well as newpapers and magazines.

Hannah has contributed to many TV documentaries and wrote and presented one of her own about the writer Dylan Thomas.

She has prepared and given lectures and written and performed in a show, Dylan Thomas: the Man/the Myth.

2005 – 2010

Primary School Teacher

KING’S WOOD PRIMARY, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

Hannah taught year 6 and year 2.  She was part of the senior leadership team, was the music and drama co-ordinator and led a project to identify and put in strategies to help children with potential barriers to their learning.​

2004 – 2005

Primary School Teacher

BLEWBURY CE ENDOWED SCHOOL, OXFORDSHIRE

Hannah taught year 5 and 6.  She was part of the senior leadership team and was the key stage 2 leader, as well as the literacy and drama co-ordinator.

1997 – 2000

Playscheme Leader

OXFORDSHIRE

Hannah worked at a holiday playscheme for children aged between 5 and 11.

1996 – 1997

Nanny

KINGSTON, SURREY

Hannah worked as a nanny looking after twin boys aged 4.

EDUCATION

Oxford Brookes University

BA/QTS with English

Hannah achieved her primary school teaching qualification in 2000 from Oxford Brookes University.  She also has an NNEB, a childcare qualification for working with pre-school children.

ORGANISATIONS

Additional Memberships & Positions

 

Creative co-ordinator for the Dylan Thomas Estate.
Director on the management board of Literature Wales.
Director on the Dylan Thomas Prize board.
President of the Dylan Thomas Society.