Hannah Long

Hannah Long


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Hannah is currently a Research Associate in Health Inequalities in the Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at the University of Manchester. She is using evidence synthesis methods to investigate health inequalities and the wider determinants of health, with a particular focus on the effects of public sector policy and health and social care interventions.

Hannah completed her PhD in Health Psychology at the University of Manchester. Hannah used systematic review and qualitative methods to investigate the psychological impact of false positive test results on women in the NHS Breast Screening Programme. Hannah's PhD was funded by NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre and the University of Manchester. 

Prior to her PhD, Hannah completed her BSc (Hons) Psychology (with International Study) and her MSc Health Psychology at the University of Manchester. She also worked as a Research Assistant at the Manchester Centre for Health Psychology and the International Hub for Quality of Life Research.

Research interests

Health inequalities

Evidence synthesis methods

False positive test results in cancer screening

The psychological, emotional and behavioural impact of screening

Outcome (i.e. emotion and mood) measurement and measurement practices in false positive test result research

Methodological knowledge

Systematic, rapid and scoping reviews of quantitative and qualitative research 

Quality appraisal of qualitative research for the purposes of evidence synthesis

Qualitative research 



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Health Inequalities


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