Hannah is passionate about transforming clinical cancer care and is using her cancer expertise in her role as Chief Product and People Officer with Cambridge Cancer Genomics, a flourishing biotech start-up. She finds it especially rewarding to chat to patients about their experience with cancer.
Hannah is named 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. Nominated for her commitment to collaboration through her work, and her focus on simplifying software for monitoring cancer patients. Hannah was awarded for bringing together cancer patients and oncologists for the development of an artificial intelligence platform for treatment monitoring; helping to secure the first industry access to data from Genomics England’s 100,000 Genomes Project; and generating pre-Series A revenue and adoption of the technology by genomic labs and clinics.
If you’d like to book Hannah for an event, or have a chat about science, she’d love to hear from you! Get in touch at drhannaht [at] gmail.com, @DrHannahT, or use the contact form.
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 is also a passionate science communicator. 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 attempted to talk about science to as many people who will listen. This included helping out at Centre of the Cell shows at The Blizard Institute and FameLab. 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!
She has since been a member of the Science Showoff Talent Factory, a science communication mentorship scheme funded by The Wellcome Trust, where amongst other things she tried her hand at stand-up comedy and loved it!
She also loves helping people make their dreams come true. Some projects include helping building a genomics facility in Bangladesh at the BCSIR and running a support group for PhD students called Pretty hard Day.
In her spare time she plays netball in the Premier League with Norfolk United, catches up with friends and attempts to visit as many countries as possible. Hannah is supported by BASE Training coach Lee Carder to help her live a healthy lifestyle.
Hannah loves to do crafts in her spare time, you can purchase one of her custom made motivational cross stitches here – www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HandmadeByDrHannahT.
Hannah is also a mental health first aider. If you ever want to chat about absolutely anything, she can provide support, a safe environment and most importantly listen to you. We are not perfect, we can be work in progress and that it helps to talk about how we are really feeling.
All photo credit on this site to Dr Steve Cross.