Hannah Hampton

Hannah Hampton

Scientist – Molecular Algal Ecology

Role at Cawthron

Hannah is a research scientist in the Molecular Algal Ecology team, whose expertise is in molecular microbiology.

Her PhD and Post-Doctoral research through Otago university focussed on the interactions between viruses and their bacterial hosts, and the development of molecular tools. At Cawthron she currently contributes to a range of projects related to food safety and also supports a variety of commercial and research work being undertaken by other staff in the Molecular Algal Ecology team at Cawthron.

Hannah is interested in the use of molecular techniques to monitor and understand aquatic organisms and habitats.

Technical skills, experience and interests

  • Molecular techniques for detecting microorganisms
  • Next-generation sequencing
  • Recombinant DNA techniques


  • PhD Microbiology, Otago University, New Zealand, 2018
  • BSc Microbiology (Hons) (1st Class), Otago University, New Zealand, 2013



Hannah Hampton