Ann Blandford will be talking as part of a series of events hosted at UCL, on engineering for wellbeing.
18.00 Wednesday 3rd July 2013
Roberts G06, Engineering Front Building, UCL, Torrington Place
Followed by a reception in the Roberts Foyer
Tickets (free) from Eventbrite
UCL–French Embassy Conférence-Débat Series 2013
The third in a series of four lectures, bringing together experts from UCL and France to share and compare perspectives on engineering for human well-being.
Professor Ann Blandford
Ann Blandford is Professor of Human–Computer Interaction at University College London, and was Director of UCLIC (UCL Interaction Centre) between 2004-2011. Her first degree is in Mathematics from Cambridge, and her PhD is in Artificial Intelligence and Education from the Open University. She started her career in industry as a software engineer, followed by a period managing the Computer Assisted Teaching Unit at QMUL. She gradually developed a focus on the use and usability of computer systems. In 1991, she joined the Applied Psychology Unit in Cambridge as a research scientist, working on the Amodeus project. She moved to Middlesex University, initially as a lecturer, and subsequently as Professor and Director of Research in Computing Science. She moved to UCL as a Senior Lecturer in 2002 and became a professor (again) in 2005.
She is Principal Investigator on an EPSRC Programme grant, CHI+MED, on designing safer technology in healthcare, Principal Investigator on an EPSRC Platform grant on “healthy interactive systems in healthcare”, and UCL lead on SerenA, on designing to support new idea generation. She is a co-investigator on CHAPTER, an MRC-funded translational research centre in e-health. She has published widely on the safety of interactive health technologies, on how technology can better support people’s information needs, and on modelling situated interactions. In particular, she has been studying how people work with medical devices, how new work practices evolve, and how new technologies can be designed to support those practices.
Ann will be speaking with Professor Marie-Christine Jaulent on 3 July and there are further events in the series in June and July.