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Hannah Piggott

Hannah Piggott

Research Associate

Research interests

  • Community
  • Employment
  • Policy


Hannah is a Research Associate in the Policy Institute’s EDIT team. Her research has a particular focus on homelessness, social justice, qualitative methods, and conducting ethical research with vulnerable participants.​

She currently leads a number of projects in the team, including two projects for the Centre for Homelessness Impact. One is looking at the impact of voluntary moves out of borough for those in insecure housing, and the other is trialling the provision of additional financial assistance to those with experiences of homelessness. She also manages the evaluation of an intervention which supports care experienced young people who are seeking employment.

Prior to joining EDIT she worked as a researcher in a number of third sector organisations. Immediately before joining EDIT she worked as a researcher at St Mungo’s, the homelessness charity. Before that she was a Senior Researcher at the National Centre for Social Research. Here she led research projects whose topics ranged from prison reform to early educational interventions. She was also a trainer on NatCen’s research courses, focusing particularly on qualitative methods.