Annabel Latham

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’.

Research Interests

My research interests are conversational agents, intelligent tutoring systems, agent intelligence and knowledge engineering.

I has a special interest in promoting a gender balance in the Computer Science field, and lead 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).