About

A scientist by training. Passionate about changing the world for the better. Happiest when collaborating with others.

Hannah was awarded a spot on BioBeat’s 2019’s 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness report, highlighting the trailblazers and trendsetters shaping the future of the UK life sciences sector, for her commitment to collaboration through her work and her focus on simplifying software for monitoring cancer patients.

Hannah has experience growing a start-up to 25 people in 2 years. She was the first employee at YC S17 start-up Cambridge Cancer Genomics. Hannah can teach you about hiring, on-boarding, employee retention, people management, running a seed funding round, operations, business development, partnerships, product strategy and more in high growth start-ups.

If you’d like to book Hannah for an event, get Hannah to mentor your start-up, or have a chat about anything else she’d love to hear from you! Get in touch at drhannaht [at] gmail.com, @DrHannahT, or use the contact form.

Hannah also runs an online knowledge sharing community for product people in MedTech. And a free networking service.

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Hannah is an experienced speaker. Ever since an accountant told Hannah they understood all of her Pint of Science talk on the possible link between type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer she’s done lectures, panel talks, awards speeches and comedy gigs. In July 2017 she received the “Outstanding Contribution to Public Engagement” award from The Blizard Institute, QMUL. And in 2019 she did a show at Edinburgh Fringe!

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Hannah is a translational cancer biologist by training. She has a PhD on the mechanistic link between type 2 diabetes and colorectal cancer from Queen Mary University of London (2014-2018). In 2014, she graduated with a pharmacology masters degree from the University of Bath, which included a year of drug discovery with MedImmune where she focused on using phage display to identify novel targets for pancreatic cancer.

Hannah also loves to do crafts in her spare time, you can purchase one of her custom made motivational cross stitches here.

All photo credit on this site to Dr Steve Cross.