Anne Anderson

Biography of Anne Anderson

Professor Anne Anderson
Professor Anne Anderson

Anne Anderson is a graduate of the University, Vice-Principal, Head of the College of Social Sciences and Gender Champion of the University.

Professor Anderson graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MA and then PhD in psychology. She began her academic career in 1979 as a Research Fellow in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. She was appointed Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Glasgow in 1986 and Professor in 1997, while simultaneously holding the role of Economic and Social Research Council Research Programme Director from 1995 to 2006.

In 2000, Professor Anderson was appointed Director of the Graduate School and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at Glasgow. Five years later she was promoted to Chair in the School of Business and Management and Deputy Dean Research in the Faculty of Law, Business and Social Sciences. In 2006 she joined the University of Dundee to take up an appointment as Professor of Human Computer Interaction and Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Art & Design, Architecture, Engineering and Physical Sciences. She was appointed to the Council of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Council in 2008.

She returned to Glasgow in 2010 as Vice-Principal and Head of the newly formed College of Social Sciences. The college which has over 500 staff and over 8000 students consists of the Adam Smith Business School, the School of Education, the School of Law, the School of Social and Political Sciences and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies based at our Dumfries Campus. Professor Anderson became the Gender Champion for the University in 2013.

In 2002 Professor Anderson was awarded an OBE for services to social science.

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Anne Anderson

University Link: Head of College, Professor, Vice-Principal
GU Degrees: MA, PhD,
Occupation categories: psychologists
Record last updated: 20th Nov 2019

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