Hannah Wainwright

Hannah Wainwright


I completed my first degree in History in 2009 and undertook a PGCE, before beginning my career as a primary school teacher in 2010. I undertook my master’s degree on a part-time basis whilst continuing work as a classroom teacher between 2012 and 2014. My focus was on supporting mathematical vocabulary development for children learning English as an additional language. In 2021, I was thrilled to be awarded a Department for Education Scholarship, which has enabled me to begin my PhD study in Leeds. 

Research interests

My PhD research builds on challenges that I faced in my teaching career and seeks to promote equality in the education of children from migrant backgrounds in primary schools. It will look at the potential for a theatre-based intervention to be used in this context to support the development of more mutual and inclusive understandings of integration and community. I am enjoying learning more about this potential in the early stages of my project.


  • MSc Teaching and Learning
  • PGCE Lower Primary
  • BA (hons) History