Academic and Teaching Staff

Helen Petrie BA (Melbourne) MSc (Lond) PhD (Lond) AFBPS


Design and evaluation of technologies for disabled and elderly people.
Accessibility of the World Wide Web for disabled people.
Psychological aspects of the introduction and use of new technologies.


2001 - 2005 Professor of Human Computer Interaction, City University London;
1993 - 2001 various appointments at University of Hertfordshire, including Professor of Psychology and Director of Sensory Disabilities Research Unit;
1992 - 1993 Research Psychologist, Royal National Institute for the Blind, London;
1986 - 1993 Lecturer, School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences, University of Sussex.

Departmental and University Roles

  • Member of Mitigating Circumstances Committee
  • HoRG HCI
  • MSc HCIT Admissions Team Leader


Contact details

Department of Computer Science
University of York
Deramore Lane
YO10 5GH

Phone: +44 (0)1904 325603

Fax: +44 (0)1904 325599

Office: CSE/211

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