Skip to content

Hannah Witherstone

  1. About us
  2. Our people
  3. Staff profiles
  4. Hannah Witherstone

Dr Hannah L Witherstone BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, FHEA (PGCert)

Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology


I am a permanent, full-time Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University.

I teach and lead on various Developmental, Cognitive and Educational Psychology modules at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. I am also Collaborative Course Leader for our courses that run at partner colleges.


I joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2016 as a permanent Lecturer in Developmental Psychology. Prior to this, I held teaching roles at the University of Sheffield and the University of York. I also completed my Masters Degree (Reading, Language and Cognition) and PhD (Exploring the Cognitive Deficits in Specific Language Impairment) at the University of York.

I teach on various Psychology modules at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, with particular expertise in Developmental Disorders, Educational Psychology, Literacy Development and Language Development. I supervise Undergraduate and Postgraduate projects in these areas, usually with an experimental methodology. I also have interests in general Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics.

Senior Lecturer


Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics

College of Social Sciences and Arts




Journal articles

Jones, G., & Witherstone, H.L. (2011). Lexical and sublexical knowledge influences the encoding, storage, and articulation of nonwords. Memory & cognition, 39 (4), 588-599.

Aguado-Orea, J., Witherstone, H., Bourgeois, L., & Baselga, A. (n.d.). Learning to construct sentences in Spanish: a replication of the Weird Word Order technique. Journal of Child Language.

Cancel event

Are you sure you want to cancel your place on Saturday 12 November?