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 Hannah West

Hannah West

Post-doctoral Research Associate

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I am an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Postdoctoral Research Fellow Research Associate at Newcastle University, Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Bath and Co-Chair of the Defence Research Network. Her research brings a critical feminist perspective to counterinsurgency scholarship, conceptualising military power as a gendered system of knowledge production and critiquing the discursive construction of women’s war labour. 


2022+            Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cardiff University, School of Law and Politics.

  • ESRC-funded project: ‘Non-combatants on the “front line”: British Army control of servicewomen’s war labour in Northern Ireland’

2021-2022      Research Associate, Newcastle University, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology.

  • ESRC-funded project: ‘Conflict, Intimacy and Military Wives: A Lively Geopolitics’ (PI: Dr Alice Cree)

2016-2022       PhD Security, Conflict and Justice, University of Bath, Passed viva 24 March 2021.

  • Title: What did YOU do in the war, Mummy? British women’s experiences of the front-line, 1948-2014’.
  • Funded by ESRC studentship (South West Doctoral Training Partnership).
  • Supervisors: Dr Oliver Walton (University of Bath), Dr Sarah Bulmer (University of Exeter).
  • Including: Maternity Leave (2018), Guest Lecturer/Graduate Teaching Assistant (2017-2021)

2015-2016       MRes Security, Conflict and Justice, University of Bath, Distinction.

2015-2016      Project Engineer, Air Platform Systems Project Team (Part-time)

2014-2015      Maternity Leave

2000-2014      Air Engineering Officer, Royal Navy. Including:   

  • 2012 MA International Liaison & Communication, University of Westminster.
  • 2001-2005 MEng Aeronautical Engineering, Imperial College, London, 2:1

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2022     Newcastle University Engagement and Place Award (Shortlisted in Early Career Award with Dr Alice Cree)

2022     Newcastle University Faculty Impact Fund (£5131, Co-Investigator)

2020     South West Doctoral Training Partnership Collaboration Fund (£3000)

2020     University of Bath Doctoral Public Engagement Award

2020     University of Bath Doctoral Recognition Awards, Student Award

2020     University of Bath Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Finalist

2020     Winner Best Conference Paper, Modern Conflict Research Symposium, Imperial War Museum (North)

2019     University of Bath Public Engagement Progression Fund (£2500)

2019     University of Bath Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Conference Funding (£800)

2018     South West Doctoral Training Programme Impact Fund (£780)

2018     University of Bath Public Engagement Seed Fund (£488)

2017     Winner Best Image, Images of Research, University of Bath

2009     Certificate of Commendation awarded by the Chief of Joint Operations for Distinguished Service in support of Operation HERRICK in The Afghanistan Theatre of Operations for ‘stabilisation planning’

2009     Commander-in-Chief Fleet’s Commendation for ‘female engagement’


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