Hannah joined Liverpool Law School as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in September 2017. She holds an LLB and an LLM from the University of Liverpool. Hannah teaches Public Law and Land Law.


Hannah’s PhD examines the legal and regulatory responses to childhood gender dysphoria. Her research interests lie predominantly in medical law, gender theory, and children’s rights. Hannah is a member of the European Children’s Rights Unit and the Health Law and Regulation Unit within the School of Law and Social Justice.

Thesis title

Eligible and ready? A children's rights perspective on hormonal treatment for trans youth.

Dates of study

PhD Start Date: 2017
PhD Completion Date: 2022


Professor Marie Fox (Liverpool Law School) and Professor Helen Stalford (Liverpool Law School)

Thesis Summary

Using a socio-legal approach, Hannah's thesis examines how hormonal therapy for trans adolescents is regulated in England and whether a children’s rights-based approach should be adopted by NHS England (the body responsible for producing and implementing clinical guidelines for medical transition services in England). 


H Hirst, Ruth Pearce, Understanding Trans Health Care Discourse Power and Possibility, Fem Leg Stud (2020) 28(1)

H Hirst, ‘The Negotiation of Death: End-of-life Decision Making in England and the Netherlands’ (2017) The Liverpool Law Review, 3(1), pp.89-104.