Professor Anne Anderson, OBE FRSE and Vice Principal Emerita of the University of Glasgow, holds a research background in psychology exploring how people communicate in text, dialogue and via technologies.
Professor Anderson graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MA and then PhD in psychology. She is now Vice-Principal Emerita and was the first ever Head at the College of Social Sciences. In 2006 she joined the University of Dundee to take up an appointment as Professor of Human Computer Interaction and Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Art, Science and Engineering.
Anne has published widely on communication via technology and has received research grants from the Economic and Social Research Council, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Engineering Council, as well as from industry leaders.
She has also served on the council of the EPSRC and directed two UK wide research programmes on people and technology. Her contributions to further education are vast, as she is deputy chair of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, serves on the board of Visit Scotland and is a member of the Scottish Funding Council Research and Knowledge Exchange committee.
Anne is also an adviser to the British Council (Scotland) and the Robertson Trust and an active fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Anne was awarded an OBE for services to social science in 2002 and became the gender champion at the University of Glasgow in 2013.