Hannah Davis

Research Officer Team: Research

Hannah is a Research Officer at the Young Foundation, and works across multiple projects related to understanding the nature of communities and inequalities. These include analysing how different forms of minimum income can reduce poverty and social exclusion in Barcelona, evaluating the impact of a homeless health advocacy service in London, and working to facilitate community-led innovation as part of the Amplify programme.

Prior to working at the Young Foundation, Hannah was an audience research assistant at the BBC, working on a range of qualitative and quantitative projects including investigating audience perceptions of news coverage of Brexit, and understanding how media consumption habits are changing among younger audiences.

She worked as an intern at the Centre for Gender and Refugee Studies in San Francisco, contributing to their work to protect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers fleeing gender-based violence. She has also worked in the community strategy team at a secondary school in Oxford, as part of the Student Hub’s Social Impact Internship Scheme.

Hannah was awarded a travel scholarship from the Peter Kirk Fund to carry out an independent research project on progressive politics in Spain, conducting interviews and ethnographic research in Madrid and Córdoba.

She has a first class BA in Human, Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge. During her studies she was involved in a research expedition investigating the dynamics of climate migration in the Indian Himalayas. Alongside primary research, she filmed and edited a short film about the project.

Outside of work, Hannah is a referral line volunteer at the rough sleeper referral service StreetLink, which involves providing advice and support to people sleeping rough in London.