Professor Anderson, MA, Ph.D., FRSE, OBE was Vice Principal at the University of Glasgow and led the College of Social Sciences until 2019. She is a psychologist whose research explored how people communicate and collaborate and how IT systems do and do not replicate the advantages of face-to-face interactions. Anne was a member of The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) between 2008 – 2015 which is responsible for £800 million annual investments in research. She was awarded an OBE in 2002 for her services to social science.
She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2014. She has served as convenor of sectional committee D2 (Public Sector Leadership), is on the Research Committee and was elected to Council in 2021. She is also Vice-Chair of the UK National Commission for UNESCO and a Board Member of Visit Scotland.