Hannah Harvey

Research Fellow

School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

Hannah joined Staffordshire University in 2020 with a role supporting the development of inclusive research in the School of Health and Social Care. Hannah's previous research has focused on the speech and language therapy practice in the UK and the experiences of service users in mental health settings. Her main areas of interest are child language acquisition, diversity and equality, mental health, and reducing social inequalities in healthcare.

Academic qualifications

  • Human Communication Science BSc (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Research (PG Cert)


  • Child language acquisition
  • Early years specialist provision
  • Research methods
  • Critical realism

Research interests

  • Paediatric speech and language therapy
  • Disability and aging
  • Equal opportunities in healthcare
  • Mental health provision


Harvey, H., and Spencer, S. (2019) Specialist provision for language disorder: staff and service user views of a preschool language unit. Child Language Teaching and Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1177/0265659019849455

Harvey, H. Allaway H. & Jones, S. The effectiveness of bilingual therapy for dual-language children with developmental language disorder: a systematic review of all interventional studies. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. https://doi.org/10.1080/13670050.2018.1536112

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