Hannah Thompson-Radford

English and Sports Science BA Hons (First Class)
Global Media and Cultural Industries MA (Distinction)
Social Science Research (Media and Communications pathway) MSc (Distinction)

Pronouns: She/her
  • ESRC Funded PhD Student

Research groups and centres

Having completed both her undergraduate and postgraduate master degrees at Loughborough University, Hannah is a keen member of the Loughborough community volunteering in many different campus projects alongside her Phd studies examining how sportswomen use social media during mega-events.

Exploring elite cricketers' perceptions and uses of social media during the 2020 T20 World Cup

ESRC Funded 

Hannah's thesis draws from ethnographic fieldwork notes and interviews with former players, current players, journalists and media managers to understand how visibility is created and experienced both in the everyday and during a heightened period of visibility during a major sports event. 

Hannah has also been successful in securing a MITACS x UKRI research exchange to the University of Guelph where she will be working with Professor Ann Pegoraro on examining media, sport and stakeholding - exploring the sport media ecosystems and gender equity in Canada and the UK.