Since leaving Queen's Dr Hannah Donald has completed an MSci Chemistry with Industrial Experience degree at the University of Bristol, and subsequently spent four years researching the effects of climate change in our polar oceans at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton.

Hannah was fortunate enough to travel a lot during her PhD, with the biggest highlight being able to live at sea for eight weeks on a research expedition with the British Antarctic Survey studying the water masses around and within the Greenland sea ice. She is a very strong believer in research being extremely important to build an evidence base for change.

Hannah’s next ambition was to be part of an organisation that is really making a difference to the way the world works which took her to the philanthropy team of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on the Isle of Wight. Their mission is to accelerate the transition towards a circular economy, as it is becoming ever more obvious that the planet's resources are not infinite.