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Dr Hannah Intezar

Assistant Professor

Faculty/Dept/School School of Social Sciences
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)
Telephone +441274 235250


I joined the University of Bradford as Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology in 2017, and I am currently the Programme Leader for Psychology and Criminology BSc. My introduction to academia as an undergraduate was highly interdisciplinary, encompassing Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology, and Literature. This provided the perfect intellectual training for successfully attaining an interdisciplinary doctorate, and motivation for continuing to create an interdisciplinary narrative for my research. For example, I have, and continue to, work on interdisciplinary research and collaboration(s) with academics from politics, philosophy, and psychology. I have a particular interest in qualitative dialogical epistemology and visual methods in psychology. My current areas of research include, but are not limited to, a critical approach to notions of self-identity, gender, public and private speech, digital societies, and enquires into lived cultural experiences. 

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a committee member of The History and Philosophy of Psychology section (THPP), The Psychology of Women and Equality Section (POWES). I am always interested in hearing from students wanting to pursue qualitative doctoral research in an interdisciplinary research area.


Research collaborators
NameDr Paul Sullivan
CompanyUniversity of Bradford
DescriptionFandom rhetoric, aesthetics, and mythmaking in cyberspace.
NameDr Elizabeth Walters & and Zubeda Khatoon
CompanyUniversity of Bradford
DescriptionA Phenomenological investigating attitudes towards dementia in young South Asian adults.
NameJohn Ackroyd
CompanyUniversity of Bradford
DescriptionA critical exploration of John Stuart Mills, Liberalism, and freedom of speech.
NameDr Parveen Akhtar
CompanyAston University
DescriptionThe lived experiences of British Muslim Pakistani women.


Teaching interests

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), and strongly believe in research led teaching, and have taught across all Levels on all programmes delivered by the department of Sociology and Criminology. Currently, I am also the Programme Leader for the BPS accredited Psychology and Criminology UG course. 

I am the module leader for:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Selfhood, Identity, and Society 
  • Sustainability and Consumption: Past, Present, and Future 
  • Social Psychology and Crime 

Teaching highlights

Fellowship of the HEA (2018)


TitleMetamorphosis from exalted person to cultural symbol: A case study of the GOAT in tennis (2021)
AuthorsIntezar, H & Sullivan, P
JournalCulture and Psychology
PublisherCulture & Psychology
TitleSpeaking Pictures, Silent Voices: Female Athletes and the Negotiation of Selfhood. (2020)
AuthorsIntezar H;
JournalIntegrative psychological & behavioral science
TitleCarving a dialogical epistemology for investigating altruism: A reply to Mitchell and Eiroa–Orosa (2018)
AuthorsIntezar, Hannah; Sullivan, Paul W.