Lynne Hall is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Sunderland, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and of the British Computer Society. She has over 25 years of experience of researching and practicing in Human Computer Interaction, with over 120 publications, and will be Chair of the British HCI Conference in 2017.
Lynne has participated in major research projects, including on social robotics, Serious Games, and intelligent virtual characters, with her research focusing on innovative user evaluation approaches. Through this work she has led dissemination activities, showcasing research to the European public as one of five exemplary EU projects as part of ICT2015.
Lynne has considerable experience of engaging the academic community in collaborative work with SMEs, with her work on academic-industry engagement highlighted nationally. She leads knowledge transfer across the University and has previously held leadership roles in regional projects including the Sunderland Software City project stimulating engagement and involvement of academics, students and SMEs.
Over the past 4 years Lynne has delivered knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP) with over 30 companies, being very highly commended as best practice by the regional KTP advisor. Lynne’s current KTP funding focus is working with colleagues in the Faculty of Business and Law to develop KTPs for the TSB retail initiative.