Hannah Johnson

Hannah is a senior parliamentary researcher specialising in human rights, gender and equality issues. She has nine years of parliamentary experience, after working for both the National Assembly for Wales and the Scottish Parliament. She has in-depth, technical knowledge of parliamentary research, legislative scrutiny, oversight inquiries and public engagement.  

Hannah authored a practical toolkit for scrutinising legislation from a gender perspective, which was published in 2017 by the UNDP.

In her spare time, she writes for the acclaimed human rights public education project RightsInfo. Hannah also runs an award-winning community arts blog, an independent publishing house and ran a local TEDx event in 2018. 

In 2016 Hannah worked for the UNDP in the Fiji Parliament for four months to establish a research service and support committees’ scrutiny of legislation, and returned in 2017 to support the parliament’s budget scrutiny process. She has also worked with the Egyptian and Sudanese parliaments for GPG and the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada for the UNDP. She is currently supporting the development of the research unit in the National Assembly of the Gambia. 

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