Kerry Hanna

Postgraduate research intern

School of Nursing

Brook Building, BB406

+44 (0) 1772 89 2549

Subject Areas: Allied Health

Kerry has been working within the research support team since January 2018. This work supports a wide range of health-related projects, mostly relating to stroke-care research, and involves conducting reviews and research using qualitative and quantitative methods.

Full Profile

Kerry qualified as a clinical Orthoptist in 2012 from the University of Liverpool, with a BSc (Hons) degree in Orthoptics. Kerry has since worked as an Orthoptist at various hospitals sites in the UK, most recently as Advanced Orthoptist at Aintree Hospital in Liverpool.

In January 2015, she started a PhD at the University of Liverpool’s Health Services Research department, funded by the NIHR NW Coast CLAHRC. The PhD research explores the health inequalities associated with post-stroke visual impairment, and she currently in her final year of study.

Kerry is currently research and clinically active, and sits on the steering committee for the Orthoptic professional body (BIOS) stroke and neuro rehabilitation special interest group (SIG).


University of Liverpool staff awards: Finalist (IVIS research team) 2017

NW Coast research innovation awards: Finalist (IVIS research team) 2016

Membership of professional and learned bodies

British and Irish Orthoptic Society

Health and care professions council

Research Groups

Steering committee member for the British and Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS)

Stroke and neuro rehab special interest group

Departmental activity:

Member of Faculty Early Career Researchers’ Forum.