Hannah Catherine Tweed

Hannah Catherine Tweed


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Personal profile


Dr Hannah Tweed was awarded her PhD from the University of Glasgow in 2015 and was then employed as a Teaching Fellow in English Literature and the Medical Humanities at Glasgow before starting work at the University of York. She was also the Co-Director of the Scottish Universities' International Summer School at the University of Edinburgh for two years, leading and developing programmes in 'Contemporary Literature', 'Scottish Literature since 1900', 'Modernism', 'Contemporary Theatre and Performance', and 'Creative Writing'. Hannah's PhD thesis focused on representations of autism in contemporary literature and film, drawing on disability studies and work from within the medical humanities. She is currently working on a literary and cultural history of care in the home in the UK (1965 to present day) as part of the 'Changing Cultures of Care' project at York (PI Dr Alice Hall). 

Hannah co-founded the Disability Studies Network, the Glasgow Medical Humanities Research Centre blogsite and the Glasgow Medical Humanities Network. She reviews regularly for Disability Studies Quarterly, H-Disability, and The Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies

Research interests

  • Contemporary literature
  • Disability studies
  • Digital cultures
  • Medical humanities
  • Discourses of care 
  • Paratexts and reading practice
  • Life-writing


  • PR English literature
  • RZ Other systems of medicine