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Bridget Hanna gained her first degree as a mature student with the Open University and her MSc from the University of Nottingham. She is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, a Chartered Scientist and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Bridget is currently investigating the role of assessment in learning and is interested in how assessment affects professional identity. In her previous roles she has been involved in the creation and evaluation of competency frameworks for several different public bodies, including the Police and NHS Education for Scotland.
Bridget contributes actively to the profession of psychology through her editorial role for The Bulletin (the national journal of the Scottish Branch of the British Psychological Society) and through her committee work. Bridget is currently a committee member for the British Psychological Society - Scottish Branch and for the past three years was a committee member for the Division of Occupational Psychology- Scotland.
Teaching and other responsibilities
Bridget teaches on the MSc in Occupational Psychology and is acting deputy module leader for the Psychology Employability module. She also contributes to other modules within the Psychology department including the new ‘Psychology in the real world’ module. Bridget is designer and Module Leader for the ‘Psychology of Humour’ Level 4 Module.
Bridget also worked on the committee of the recently completed ‘Aiming University at Work’ project. This ground-breaking project was launched in February 2007 and has an overall aim of creating a strategic shift in the development of employability initiatives and work-related learning within Scottish Universities. It involves a strategic partnership with The University of Glasgow (lead institution) and the University of St Andrews.
Her current roles also include taking a special responsibility for Learning & Teaching within the Psychology Department, supporting Postgraduates with teaching responsibilities and working as a member of the Departmental Ethics Committee. Bridget is the Deputy Module Leader for the Employability and Career Development for Psychology Module as well as for the Work and Psychology Module. She is a Caledonian Associate and is on the Programme Board for all accredited programmes run by the Caledonian Academy. Additional administrative duties include: learning, teaching and assessment liaison, developing the graduate teaching provision with the Caledonian Academy, supporting work on language provision across the university and developing the departmental employability strategy.
The Scottish Competency Framework for Clinical Psychology (2005) - NHS Education for Scotland
The Flexible Training Employment Portfolio (2006) – NHS Education for Scotland
Analysing the contribution of flexible trainees to the Scottish NHS during their Training (2007) – NHS Education for Scotland
Enhancing the employability of psychology graduates: Enhancing the credibility of employability? (2010) Brodie, J., Forbes, D., Hanna, B., Ingram, R., Mulholland, R. And Wrennell, M. The Bulletin. 35 p 6-10
Recent Conference Presentations
Memory Strategies (1996) The Journal of the British Dyslexia Association
The relationship between psychologies (2005) An exploration into the how different streams of psychology can work together, British Psychological Annual conference (Scotland) - published in the Proceedings
I know all the answers (2006), Open or Closed Exam banks, a test of results, British Psychological Society Annual Conference (Scotland) - published in the Proceedings
Competency frameworks and their effects on professional identity (2008), British Psychological Society Annual Conference (Scotland) - published in the Proceedings
Employability – a bitter pill for students and universities to swallow (2010) Psychology Learning & Teaching – published in the Proceedings
Changing Assessment: Changing Organisational Ecology? (2011) Division of Occupational Psychology Conference – published in the proceedings.