Dr Hannah Barham-Brown is a GP registrar in Yorkshire, Council Member of the British Medical Association, and Deputy Leader of the Women’s Equality Party with the portfolio for ‘Making Change Happen’. Alongside her clinical and political work, she is heavily in demand as a speaker and Chair, focussed on employment, disability and LGBTQI issues, in venues from the House of Lords to international publishing companies. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and works to support disabled and LGBTQI people in politics, employment, travel, health and education.
Before studying postgraduate medicine, she graduated from Durham University with a BA Hons in Combined Arts, and from Northumbria University with a BSc Hons in Paediatric Nursing. Hannah is an Ambassador for charities My AFK, The Eve Appeal, and The Good Grief Trust, as well as the UK Design Council, and a ‘Role Model’ for the Lightyear Foundation. She regularly works with national and local media, (including Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, BBC Breakfast and Sky News), and has given two TEDx talks on the need for diversity in the NHS, and being a #RollModel. She also co-hosts the ‘Salty Women’ Podcast with Olivier-nominated playwright and activist, Athena Stevens. Due to her work on closing the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine, diversifying the medical profession, and disability campaigning, Hannah has been named as one of the Health Service Journal’s 100 Most Influential People in Health in 2020, as well as named on the Shaw Trust’s 2018, 2019 and 2020 ‘Power Lists’ – making her one of the 100 most Influential Disabled People in the UK.