Hannah joined BERL in 2019 as a Research Economist and shares BERL’s passion for researching global and domestic issues to understand the impact on all New Zealanders and the New Zealand economy.
Hannah has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance major) from Otago University, and completed a university exchange at Louvain School of Management in Belgium. After graduating university Hannah completed her Professional Legal Studies and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor while working at Deloitte as a Tax Consultant providing advisory services to a range of clients. During her time at Deloitte, she gained practical insight to many industries and businesses by carrying out business analysis, industry analysis and functional analysis.
Outside of work research, Hannah is interested in researching and learning by way of podcasts, audio books and documentaries and is currently learning Te Reo Māori and about Te Ao Māori at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. Outside of research, Hannah enjoys a range of adventures with family and friends, whether it be travelling abroad, skiing, ticking off the next Great Walk, or crossing off bucket list activities closer to home, such as running the Skyline Walkway trail or enjoying kiwi music at the Homegrown festival.