New Years Honours for Professor Annalu Waller and Professor Paul Boyle

AnnaluCongratulations to Professor Annalu Waller, Chair of Human Communication Technologies at the University of Dundee and associate member of SDHI, who has been awarded an OBE for her services to people with complex communication needs.

Professor Waller has been based in Computing at the University since 1989 and has helped established Dundee’s reputation as one of the world’s leading centres for research into augmentative and alternative communication technologies for people with severe communication difficulties.  She works closely with children and adults with disabilities, involving service users in the development of innovative technologies.  Read further here……

Paul Boyle2Congratulations also to Professor Paul Boyle (founding Director of SDHI) and now President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester who has been awarded a CBE in recognition for services to Social Science.  The Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) is awarded for having a role at national level, or a leading role at regional level, and for a distinguished, innovative contribution to any area.

Prior to his appointment at Leicester, Professor Boyle was the Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the UK’s largest funding agency for social science research.   Before joining the ESRC, Professor Boyle was Head of the School of Geography and Geosciences at the University of St Andrews and Director of SDHI and has published widely in Demography and Epidemiology.  Read further here……

New venue – SDHI Research Showcase – Monday 1st December

The SDHI Research Showcase on Monday 1st December will now be held in The School of Physics and Astronomy, North Haugh, University of St Andrews from 2pm until around 7pm.  Researchers are invited to present their work and activities at various work stations.  There will be a short welcome address but mostly the event is meant as a bazaar for conversation and mingling.

If you would like to attend our Research Showcase either to present or merely to come along and see what others are doing then please register your interest with Fred Comerford (fac1 @st-andrews.ac.uk) or Rosanne Bell (r.c.bell @dundee.ac.uk)

Further information is available on the flyer or by contacting Fred or Rosanne

SDHI Research Showcase – Monday 1st December

SDHI is hosting a Research Showcase on Monday 1st December in The Gateway Building at the University of St Andrews from 3.30pm until around 7pm.  Researchers are invited to present their work and activities at various work stations.  There will be a short welcome address but mostly the event is meant as a bazaar for conversation and mingling.

If you would like to attend our Research Showcase either to present or merely to come along and see what others are doing then please register your interest with Fred Comerford (fac1 @st-andrews.ac.uk) or Rosanne Bell (r.c.bell @dundee.ac.uk) by Monday 6th October.

For further information please see flyer or contact Fred or Rosanne