Vicki Hanson is Professor of Inclusive Technologies at the University of Dundee, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Information Sciences and Technologies at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), and Research Staff Member Emeritus from IBM Research. She has been working on issues of inclusion for older adults and disabled people throughout her career, first as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. She joined the IBM Research Division in 1986 where she founded and managed the Accessibility Research group. She has been at the University of Dundee since 2009 and at RIT since 2013.

She currently receives research funding as PI on the Research Councils UK (RCUK) BeSiDE project which investigates issues of care home design and technology in support of resident mobility and wellness. She also is the Dundee lead for the RCUK Research Hub on the Social Inclusion though the Digital Economy (SiDE) project.

Representative current service activities

  • ACM Vice President
  • ACM SIGCHI Vice President at Large
  • Executive Committee, ACM-W Europe
  • RIT University Strategic Planning Committee Co-Chair, Research and Graduate Education
  • ACM Fellows Committee
  • Royal Society of Edinburgh, Fellows Committee (Informatics, Mathematics and Statistics)

Significant recognition

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