Hannah Phillips is a policy researcher from Scotland. She joins Cumberland Lodge as an incoming DPhil Social Policy student at the University of Oxford, where she will be researching policy frameworks of violence against women politicians.

She already has experience in local, national and international governance, having advised senior leaders, including a Shadow Secretary of State in the House of Commons and the leader of a large London local authority. Recently, she has been working at UN Women on improving gender equality within the UN system.

Her academic studies at Harvard University and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) focused on the gendered implication of policies. Her undergraduate thesis at Harvard explored the socio-economic implications of abortion politics in the US, and her MSc dissertation at LSE was an intersectional study of pension prospects among different women in the UK.

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Cumberland Lodge Scholar, 2020-22
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Scholars