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Research Profile

Ms Hannah Burgon 

Position:PhD Student
School:Social Sciences

Address:1-3 Museum Place

Research Interests

Equine-assisted therapy, equine-assisted learning, animal-assisted therapy


I am a social worker and previously worked in youth homelessness and foster care. In 2005 I set up a Therapeutic Horsemanship/Equine-Assisted Learning programme for a foster care agency providing additional therapeutic support for young people in foster care see

PhD Topic / Area

My PhD is a reflexive, participative, ethnography based on the experiences of young people attending the Therapeutic Horsemanship programme above.


Dr Jonathan Scourfield

Dr Raya Jones