Research associate - impact and equity, diversity and inclusivity
Anita joined the SSI in February 2022 and is based in the Department of Computer Science at Manchester University. Her work includes evaluating the impact of the SSI Fellowship Programme and exploring Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity in the RSE community.
Anita originally has a science background having studied Physics at Newcastle University and Computer Science at Manchester University. She was awarded a PhD in Medical Image Analysis and has worked as a post-doc in this field as well as a commercial software engineer. More recently Anita has become interested in teaching, training and development, and how we can create inclusive environments. She has done post-doc projects in Education Research and co-produced an evaluation project in Student Mental Health.
Anita also really enjoys playing her violin - particularly in quartet - and is an accredited Mindfulness teacher.
Field of expertise: software engineering, physics, mental health, mindfulness