Dr Claire Hansen is a Lecturer at the ANU School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics.

Dr Hansen is also a researcher on the Shakespeare Reloaded project and holds an honorary virtual Fellowship with the Centre for History of Emotions (2022). Her research interests include Shakespeare and early modern drama, ecocriticism, the blue humanities and the health humanities. She is a co-chair of the Blue Humanities Lab and a co-founder of the health humanities project, The Heart of the Matter.

Claire’s current project explores place-based approaches to Shakespeare and her second book, Shakespeare and Place-Based Learning, is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.

Fields of expertise



At the heart of romance: why a vital organ is linked to love

Have you ever tried to find a love song that doesn’t mention the heart? From My Heart Will…

14 February 2023


Here’s why Austen fans hate the latest adaptation of Persuasion

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen is one of the most adapted authors of all…

4 August 2022

Subscribe to ANU Reporter