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Kirsten Hanna

Kirsten Hanna mainName and Academic title:

  • Dr Kirsten Hanna
Qualifications:
  • BA, MA (Hons), PhD
Job Title/Role:
  • Senior Lecturer
Research areas:
  • Children in Public Policy
Current Research Projects:
  • Investigative interviews with child witnesses
  • Child impact reporting

Publications:Peer-reviewed articles 

Henderson, E., Hanna, K., & Davies, E. (In press). Pre-recording Children’s Evidence: The Western Australian experience. Criminal Law Review.

Davies E., Hanna, K., Henderson, E., & White, M. J. (In press). Prerecording children’s entire testimony: Potential benefits and risks. New Zealand Law Journal.

Hanna, K., Davies, E., Crothers, C, & Henderson, E. (In press). Questioning child witnesses in New Zealand's criminal justice system: Is cross-examination fair? Psychiatry, Psychology & Law.

Hanna, K., Davies, E., Crothers, C., & Henderson, E. (In press). Child witnesses' access to alternative modes of testifying in New Zealand. Psychiatry, Psychology & Law.

Davies, E., Henderson, E., & Hanna, K. (2010). Facilitating children to give best evidence:  Are there better ways to challenge children’s testimony? Criminal Law Journal, 34, pp347-362.

Davies, E., Crothers, C. & Hanna, K. (2010).  Preventing child poverty:  Barriers and solutions.  New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 39(2), pp20-31.

Hanna, K., Hassall, I., & Davies, E. (2006). Child impact reporting. Social Policy Journal, 29, pp32-42.

Hanna, K. & Hassall, I. (2006). The importance of the early years. Health Promotion Forum, 9(4).

Hanna, K., Hassall, I. & Davies, E. (2006). Improving public provision for children. Childrenz Issues 10(1).

Stasiak, K., Koziol-McLain, J., and Hanna, K. (2004). Incubated in terror: children living with domestic violence. Te Awatea Review, 1, 2.


Section in book 

Manai, F. & Hanna, K. (2005). The Italian myth of Galileo in New Zealand opera. In Luciano, B. and Mayes, D. (eds) New Zealand and Europe: Connections and comparisons. Amsterdam: Rodopi.


Commissioned articles (not peer reviewed) 

Hanna, K. & Mason, N. (2010). Putting children at the center of policy development. Written under contract to First Focus (http://www.firstfocus.net/resources).

Hanna, K. & Mason, N. (2010, Spring). Putting local children’s interests into local decisions. Children, (74), 17-18.


Reports 

Davies, E., Hanna, K., Henderson, E., & Hand, L. (2011). Questioning child witnesses: Exploring the benefits and risks of intermediary models. Auckland: Institute of Public Policy, AUT University.

Hanna, K., Davies, E., Henderson, E., Crothers, C. & Rotherham, C. (2010). Child witnesses in the New Zealand criminal courts: A review of practice and implications for policy. Auckland: Institute of Public Policy, AUT University.

Mason, N. & Hanna, K. (2009) Undertaking child impact assessments in Aotearoa / New Zealand local authorities: Evidence, practice, ideas. Written under contract to the Office of the Children’s Commissioner.
 
Hassall, I. & Hanna, K. (2007). School-based violence prevention programmes: A literature review. Written under contract to Accident Compensation Corporation.

Wilson, D., Fargher, S. & Hanna, K. (2006). Opportunities for sustainable economic development in the Kaipara Harbour Region. Written under contract to the Rodney Economic Development Trust and Kaipara Development Agency.

Davies, E., Koziol-McLain, J., and Hanna, K. (2005). DVFREE programme evaluation: An analysis of early implementation. Written under contract to the Crime Prevention Unit, Ministry of Justice.

Hassall, I., Hanna, K. and Davies, E. (2004). Auckland City, Our Home: A draft child and family policy for Auckland City. Written under contract to Auckland City Council.

Davies, E., McCormack, F., Hanna, K. and McDermott, K. (2004).  UKANDO (Roskill Youth Programme): How can the literature inform us? Written under contract to Safer Auckland City.

Wilson, D., Fargher, S., Hanna, K. and Reid, R. (2004). The Kapiti-Horowhenua textile clothing footwear and carpet industry cluster: Major regional initiative feasibility study. Written under contract to Trade & Enterprise New Zealand.


Conference papers 

Hanna, K., Davies, E. & Henderson, E. (2010). Facilitating children’s best evidence: A multidisciplinary research project. Presented at the Jury Judges Triennial Conference, Auckland, 4-5 November.
 
Hanna, K. (2010). Questioning practices in the New Zealand criminal justice system. Presented at the 3rd Annual Conference of the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group, Norwegian Police University College Training and Conference Centre, Stavern, Norway, 22-24 June.

Hanna, K. (2010). Overview of research findings. Presented at the LexisNexis Symposium on Child Witnesses in the Criminal Justice System, Child Law Conference, Auckland, 22 April.

Hanna, K., Hassall, I., and Davies, E. (2005). Every Child Counts: A project to improve provision for children. Presented at the Sixth Child and Family Policy Conference, Children’s Issues Centre, University of Otago.

Hassall, I., Davies, E., and Hanna, K. (2005) Children, the economy and citizenship. Presented at the Sixth Child and Family Policy Conference, Children’s Issues Centre, University of Otago.

Hanna, K. (2004). Discourse structuring in De agricultura and beyond. Presented at the Sixth Congress on General Linguistics, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Hanna, K. (2003). Discourse structuring in De agricultura. Presented at the Eighth International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, La Rioja, Spain.


Media 

Hanna, K. (2005). Kids first in policy-making. Auckland, The New Zealand Herald, 29.7.05.

 
Invited presentations 

Hanna, K. (2011). Questioning children. Presentation to Meredith Connell (Office of the Crown Solicitors), Auckland and Manukau, May 19 and June 2.

Hanna, K. (2010). Child witnesses in the New Zealand criminal courts. Presented to Luke, Cunningham & Clere (Office of the Crown Solicitors), Wellington, 28 October.

Davies, E. & Hanna, K. (2010). Child witnesses in New Zealand’s criminal courts. Presentation to NGO/community-based practitioner forum hosted by Office of the Children’s Commissioner, Auckland, 14 October.

Davies, E. & Hanna, K. (2010). Child witnesses in the New Zealand criminal courts. Presentation to Puawaitahi (multi-agency child abuse centre), Auckland, 12 October.

Hanna, K. & Davies, E. (2010). Child witnesses in the New Zealand criminal courts. Presented to Starship Paediatric Updates & Grand Rounds (seminar series), 29 September.

Davies, E. & Hanna, K. (2010). Child witnesses in New Zealand’s criminal courts. Presentation to NGO/community-based practitioner forum hosted by Every Child Counts, Wellington, 27 September.

Hanna, K. (2010). Child witnesses in the New Zealand criminal courts. Presented at the Doctors for Sexual Abuse Care Advanced Paediatric Training Course and 5th Combined Australia and New Zealand Meeting of the Medical Assessment of Sexually Abused Children and Adolescents, Auckland, 15 August.

Hanna, K. & Davies, E. (2010). Child witnesses in the New Zealand criminal courts: An overview of findings. Presented to Meredith Connell (Office of the Crown Solicitors), Auckland and Manukau, 12 & 13 August.

Hanna, K. (2010). Children as witnesses. Presented at the Bay of Plenty Policing District Child Protection Course, Rotorua, 11 August.


Hanna, K. (2010). Child witnesses in the New Zealand criminal courts. Presented at Annual Peer Tape Review Conference of Forensic Interviewers, Tauranga, 10 June.

Awards

  • University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship
  • University of Auckland MA/Honours Scholarship
Work in the Public Interest
  • Memberships and affiliations:  International Investigative Interviewing Research Group
  • Examination of Masters and PHDs
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