Hannah will be interning with the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor working on the project ‘Food sustainability regulations in Aotearoa – a template for effectively sharing scientific findings with Ministries’.  The aim of the project is to promote the use of science in crafting policy that encourages the sustainable supply of nutritious food.  The project will provide a template of how scientists can package their findings for easy use by Ministries when making policy.  The purpose of the project is to strengthen the conduit between science evidence and policy.

She recently finished a PhD from the University of Canterbury.  She was supervised by Ren Dobson and based at AgResearch in Lincoln. She was also supervised by Stefan Clerens, Jolon Dyer and Juliet Gerrard. Her PhD mapped crosslinks that form in food proteins during processing.