Hannah joined the China Kadoorie Biobank study group in early 2021 to assist with sample management. She provides support on a number of projects involving the use of the CKB biological samples, working closely with colleagues from Oxford and China as well as external collaborators with aspects of project management, design, and delivery. One of her key focuses is the design and implementation of a large-scale reformatting project that is currently underway to improve the accessibility of CKB plasma samples for prospective future studies. Her other responsibilities include interrogation and analysis of CKB datasets, maintaining and updating sample documentation, and helping to develop new methods and systems for managing the associated data. More recently she has been involved in assisting with the planning and development of the new CKB website.
Hannah holds a BSc in Biology from the University of Bristol. Prior to her current role, she worked for the Animal and Plant Health Agency in the disease surveillance and diagnostics laboratories for Bovine TB and Leptospirosis. In early 2020 she volunteered to take a secondment at the first COVID-19 Lighthouse Laboratory, where she spent the next 4 months working as Section Lead in a high throughput facility providing NHS coronavirus diagnostic PCR testing.