About Me

AL Head & Shoulders

Dr. Annabel Latham is a Senior Lecturer in Computing in the School of Computing, Mathematics & Digital Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University, where she conducted her doctoral research in Artificial Intelligence under the Intelligent Systems Group. Annabel was awarded her doctorate in December 2011, with a thesis entitled 'Personalising Learning with Dynamic Prediction and Adaptation to Learning Styles in a Conversational Intelligent Tutoring System'. Her research interests are conversational agents, intelligent tutoring systems, agent intelligence and knowledge engineering. Annabel has a special interest in promoting a gender balance in the Computer Science field, and leads the School's Athena SWAN project, aimed at changing culture and attracting more women into jobs and study in Computer Science.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), affiliate member of the British Computer Society (BCS), and a member of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and the IEEE Women in Engineering Society.

I'm Vice-Chair of the IEEE UK and Ireland Women in Engineering group, Chair of the IEEE CIS Multimedia subcommittee and also an active 2018 committee member of the IEEE Women in Computational Intelligence and IEEE CIS Educational Materials, and was a committee member of the IEEE CIS Student Activities (2016-17) and the IEEE CIS Social Media (2013-15) subcommittees, IEEE CIS Pre-College Activities group (2014-2015), and the Affective Computing Task Force group (2012) (IEEE Computational Intelligence Society).

All of this study means I have a crazy number of letters after my name!

Annabel Latham PhD MSc PGCAP BSc(Hons) FHEA SMIEEE

Annabel is also a founding director of Krann Communications Ltd, an Internet marketing and communications company.

Annabel Latham returned to study gaining an MSc with Distinction in Computing in 2007 from MMU, after graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Computation from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in 1991.

She achieved an Advanced Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in 2000, and worked in the field of Academic Marketing for eight years variously as a technical author, project manager, lecturer and tutor. Annabel has five years experience in the implementation and training of financial software, and four years as Admissions Tutor within MMU. During 2012 Annabel was a Lecturer in Multi-Agent Systems in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool.

Annabel has worked as a senior product manager for Higher Education courses, responsible for all areas of development and marketing, including responsibility for publishing and marketing academic texts. She has travelled worldwide training and providing ISO 9001 quality assurance consultation services to numerous colleges in the Far East.