FORA.tv Speaker - Anne Anderson
Professor Anne Anderson is a psychologist interested in human communication and the impacts of new information and communication technologies. Her research has investigated how people communicate, collaborate and solve problems, and how IT systems do or do not replicate the advantages of face-to-face interactions. She has held many research grants on these topics, funded by ESRC, EPSRC, EC and industry. As well as her own research Professor Anderson has been extensively involved in research management.
Professor Anderson was a principal investigator in the Human Communication Research Centre, funded from 1990 to 2000 by ESRC. From 1995 to 2000 she was director of the ESRC Cognitive Engineering programme, which was an initiative that funded 15 projects across the UK on topics concerned with people and IT. From 2000 to 2006 she was director of the Â£7 million LINK programme funded by ESRC, EPSRC and the DTI called People at the Centre of Information and Communication Technologies (PACCIT).
In 2002 she was awarded an OBE for services to social science. In 2006 she was awarded the first ESRC Directorial Fellowship to synthesise the lessons learned from the PACCIT programme on encouraging universityâ€“industry research collaborations. She has also been involved in a number of policies concerned with IT and society, including being a member of the Foresight Advisory Group Cyber Trust and Crime Prevention in 2003-4, as well as a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering Working Group preparing a report on Dilemmas of Surveillance in 2005-7.
10.27.07 | 01:30:06 min
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