‘Hannah is a natural leader with rich experience as a fighter for the rights of journalists’
– Aidan White, Founder of Ethical Journalism Network
[Hannah is] ‘one of the most powerful writers I have encountered on this [mental health] topic. She writes about personal experience, but she is also brilliant at showing how this is something that affects the industry, and all journalists, and action needs to be taken if we are going to function properly.’
– Meera Selva, Director, Journalism Fellowship Program, Reuters Institute
Media expert and thought leader, with global industry connections, who brings vision, values and empathy to journalism.
I am an expert in journalism safety, gender, mental health and ethics. I bring deep-rooted research, practical experience and personal understanding to convene conversations at an industry level to explore challenges and create collaborative solutions to bring change to journalism communities and practice.
As the former director of the media safety charity, the International News Safety Institute, the current CEO of the Ethical Journalism Network, and a freelance media consultant, I am committed to working with newsrooms to create spaces where journalists feel safe and are able to do their best work.
Personal and Professional
Through my work, I have learned the language around mental health and I now share my own personal story of PTSD and recovery in a bid to tackle some of the taboos that still exist in our industry.