Hannah Thinyane

Principal Research Fellow

Dr. Hannah Thinyane is a Principal Research Fellow at the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) in Macau SAR, China. Her research focuses on ICT for development, and human-computer interaction, particularly looking at the use of technology to enhance the agency of victims of human trafficking. Her research interests are mobile computing, human-computer interaction and the use of ICTs for development.

Before joining UNU-CS, Hannah was an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Rhodes University. She is the founder and co-director of a five-year citizen participation project, MobiSAM, aiming to increase citizen participation in local government in the area of service delivery. She is a Visiting Professor in the Information Systems Department at Rhodes University; a Visiting Associate Professor at Stanford University (Cape Town Overseas Program); and a Senior Research Fellow with the University of New South Wales.

Hannah holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Math and Computer Science, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from University of Adelaide; an Honours degree in Computer and Information Sciences from University of South Australia; a PhD in Computer Science from University of South Australia; and a Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education from Rhodes University.

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