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Stephanie Hanna

Dr Stephanie Hanna

Research Fellow

School of Medicine

Available for postgraduate supervision


Diabetes Research And Wellness Foundation Research Fellow

My research focusses on the immunology of type 1 diabetes, using new bioinformatics approaches to analyse antigen specific responses in clinical trial samples. I am also interested in phenotypic analysis of T and B cells in people with type 1 diabetes and in people who have autoantibodies but do not progress to diabetes.

Orcid ID

Web of Science ResearcherID: GYQ-7342-2022


















  • MSc Applied Clinical and Experimental Immunology
  • MSc Bioinformatics
  • GW4 DTP




Honours and awards

  • 2023- INNODIA IDS young investigator travel award 
  • 2022- Poster prize, British Society for Immunology Congress
  • 2022- Travel Award, British Society for Immunology
  • 2022- Association of Physicians Travel Award
  • 2021- Cardiff University Celebrating Excellence Award finalist for the COVID-19 Community Journal Club in the Excellence in Research category
  • 2020 - Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation Professor David Matthews Non-Clinical Research Fellowship
  • 2020 - High-scoring abstract, Immunology of Diabetes Society
  • 2020 - Travel Award, British Society for Immunology

Professional memberships

  • 2022- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • 2022- Cardiff University Education Fellow
  • 2021- Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

Speaking engagements

  • 2023- TheSugarScience Ask the Expert
  • 2023- South West RNA Club UK
  • 2022-Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland annual conference, Dublin
  • 2022-British Society for Immunology Congress, Liverpool
  • 2022-Welsh Endocrine and Diabetes society annual meeting, Cardiff
  • 2021- Cytokines2021 The Royal Society of Biology session: NGS-omics and visualisation

Committees and reviewing

  • Frontiers in Immunology: Review Editor on Editorial Board of Autoimmune and Autoinflamatory Disorders
  • Research Culture Working Group- Early Career Researcher representative
  • School of Medicine Early Career Researcher Forum- Division of Infection and Immunity representative


2023- United through diabetes meet the researchers, Kenilworth, UK. Celebrating 25 years of Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation

2021-“What Diabetes Means To Us”, a research based art exhibition celebrating one hundred years since the discovery of Insulin.

To honour this important centenary, Professor F. Susan Wong, in collaboration with members of Cardiff University Diabetes Research Group and Artist in Residence, Bridget O’Brien, have transformed the Hearth Gallery into a visually informative exhibition that focuses on the importance of Diabetes research and encourages open discussions about Diabetes and what it means to those who live with it.

“Type 1 Diabetes Research - Cardiff University” This is a  20 minute video, suitable for lay audiences which gives an explanation of the immunology of type 1 diabetes and describes the research undertaken at Cardiff