Hannah Leigh


Pronouns: She/her
  • Doctoral Researcher

Research groups and centres

Research and expertise

I obtained my BSc (Hons) in Social Science with The Open University and studied for an MA in Terrorism, Crime, and Global Security with Staffordshire University.

My undergraduate studies mainly revolved around criminology and I wrote my dissertation on mass shootings in schools in the USA, examining the links between matter and perceptions of security. For my postgraduate study, I wrote my dissertation on the terrorist threat from the far-right in the UK, in relation to populist support.

I am now continuing my research as part of the Water-WISER CDT, focusing on water conflict. 

Research Interests 

  • Water conflict
  • Extremism
  • Water security and displacement

Current research activity  

  • Water-WISER CDT


I have gained insight from several different sectors during my career and most recently worked in the defence sector in project planning. I am particularly interested in risk management and forensic planning.

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Project Managers Group: Project Planning and Control Practioner.