Hanna Notte consults the Shaikh Group on matters related to Russia. She is currently completing her DPhil on Russian foreign policy in the Middle East at the University of Oxford (St. Antony's College), from where she received an MPhil in International Relations in 2014. She spent a year between 2015-2016 in Moscow as an "Alfa Fellowship" scholar with the Carnegie Moscow Center and the Institute of Oriental Studies.
Hanna holds a BA in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge and worked at Goldman Sachs' London offices as a strategic equity analyst from 2010-2012. She is a German national who is fluent in Russian and conversant in Arabic and French.