Annalu Waller

Professor Annalu Waller OBE

Chair of Human Communication Technologies and Discipline Lead (Computing)

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About Me

I have worked in the field of Augmentative and Alternate Communication (AAC) since 1985, designing communication systems for and with non-speaking individuals. My primary research areas are human computer interaction, natural language processing, personal narrative and assistive technology. In particular, I focus on empowering end users, including disabled adults and children, by involving them in the design and use of technology.

I lead the AAC Research Group which seeks to develop technology with and for people with limited or no speech, and I manage a consultancy called Human Centred Computing Consultancy (HC3) which provides usability audits of websites and technology.

My teaching is research-led and includes modules on HCI and Usability, Technology Innovation, Assistive Technology and AAC. I also teach communication skills to healthcare students and professionals and co-direct an MSc in AAC with the School of Psychology.

  1. ACE-LP: Augmenting Communication using Environmental Data to drive Language Prediction

    Black, R., Kristensson, P. O., Zhang, J., Waller, A., Bano, S., Rashid, Z. & Norrie, C. 11 Sep 2016 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  2. Evaluating and Adapting an AAC Workshop Within an Undergraduate Medical Curriculum

    Waller, A., Chung, C., Cummins, K., Kennedy, J. & McGregor, A. 11 Sep 2016

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  3. Taxonomic and Thematic Semantic Organization of Adults with Cerebral Palsy

    Melinger, A. & Waller, A. 11 Sep 2016 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  4. ACE-LP: Augmenting Communication using Environmental Data to drive Language Prediction

    Black, R., Kristensson, P. O., McKenna, S., Zhang, J. & Waller, A. 6 Aug 2016 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  5. Aphasia iPad User Group: Establishing a Collaboration between Users, Therapists and Researchers

    Black, R., Waller, A., Hunter, L., Hanschell, A., Gasowski, E. & Gowland, H. 6 Aug 2016 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  6. Personal storytelling: Using Natural Language Generation for children with complex communication needs, in the wild...

    Tintarev, N., Reiter, E., Black, R., Waller, A. & Reddington, J. 1 Aug 2016 In : International Journal of Human Computer Studies. 92-93, p. 1-16 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. The Video Interaction Guidance approach applied to teaching communication skills in dentistry

    Quinn, S., Herron, D., Menzies, R., Scott, L., Black, R., Zhou, Y., Waller, A., Humphris, G. & Freeman, R. May 2016 In : European Journal of Dental Education. 20, 2, p. 94-101 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. Film as an augmentative tool for storytelling

    Legel, M. & Waller, A. Sep 2015

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

  9. The establishment of an iPad user group for adults with aphasia

    Black, R., Waller, A., Hunter, L., Hanschell, A., Gasowski, E. & Gowland, H. Sep 2015

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

  10. Erratum to: developing technology for autism: an interdisciplinary approach

    Porayska-Pomsta, K., Frauenberger, C., Pain, H., Rajendran, G., Smith, T., Menzies, R., Foster, M. E., Alcorn, A., Wass, S., Bernardini, S., Avramides, K., Keay-Bright, W., Chen, J., Waller, A., Guldberg, K., Good, J. & Lemon, O. Aug 2015 In : Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. 9, 5-6, p. 983 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. The Development of TASTER, a Cognitive Training Game Using Human-Centered Design, Tailored for Children with Global and Specific Cognitive Impairments

    Robb, N., Waller, A. & Woodcock, K. 2015 VS-Games 2015 - 7th International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 7295788

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  12. Phoneme-based predictive text entry interface

    Trinh, H., Waller, A., Vertanen, K., Kristensson, P. O. & Hanson, V. L. 20 Oct 2014 ASSETS '14 Proceedings of the 16th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers & accessibility. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, p. 351-352 2 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  13. Valuing the user voice in the design of communication technologies

    Black, R., Herron, D., Waller, A., Scott, L., Menzies, R., Freeman, R., Quinn, S., Humphris, G. M. & Zhou, Y. 30 Sep 2014

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  14. Applying the VR-CoDES in the dental context involving patients with complex communication needs

    Zhou, Y., Black, R., Freeman, R., Herron, D., Humphris, G., Quinn, S., Scott, L. & Waller, A. 29 Sep 2014

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

  15. A new tool to support communication between dentist and patients with intellectual and communication disabilities

    Herron, D., Menzies, R., Waller, A., Black, R., Quinn, S., Freeman, R., Zhou, Y., Humphris, G. M., Scott, L. & Elliot, G. 22 Jul 2014

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  16. Natural language generation for augmented and assistive technologies

    Tintarev, N., Reiter, E., Black, R. & Waller, A. May 2014 Natural language generation in interactive systems. Stent, A. & Bangalore, S. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 252-278

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  17. The usability of text entry systems now and in the future

    Clawson, J., Brewster, S. A., Dunlop, M. D., Kristensson, P. O., Isokoski, P. M., Oulasvirta, A., Vertanen, K. & Waller, A. 30 Apr 2014 CHI EA '14 CHI '14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems . New York: Association for Computing Machinery, p. 1139-1142 4 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  18. Definitions of eHealth

    Cunningham, S. G., Wake, D. J., Waller, A. & Morris, A. D. 2014 eHealth, Care and Quality of Life. Gaddi, A., Capello, F. & Manca, M. (eds.). Milan: Springer-Verlag Italia s.r.l., p. 15-30 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  19. Using grounded theory methods to inform the design of an authoring tool

    Constantin, A., Pain, H. & Waller, A. 2014 Proceedings of the 28th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference: Sand, Sea and Sky - Holiday HCI, HCI 2014. Read, J., Horton, M., Sim, G. & Fitton, D. (eds.). Southport, UK: BCS Learning and Development Ltd, p. 177-182 6 p. (Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC))

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  20. Involving clinical staff in the design of a support tool to improve dental communication for patients with intellectual disabilities

    Menzies, R., Herron, D., Scott, L., Freeman, R. & Waller, A. 22 Oct 2013 ASSETS '13: proceedings of the 15th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility . New York: Association for Computing Machinery, 2 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  21. Natural language generation for augmentative and assistive technologies

    Tintarev, N., Reiter, E., Black, R. & Waller, A. 1 Jan 2013 Natural Language Generation in Interactive Systems. Cambridge University Press, p. 252-278 27 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  22. Chronicles: supporting conversational narrative in alternative and augmentative communication

    Waller, A., Menzies, R., Herron, D., Prior, S., Black, R. & Kroll, T. 2013 Human-Computer Interaction INTERACT 2013 : 14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2-6, 2013, Proceedings, Part II. Kotzé, P., Marsden, G., Lindgaard, G., Wesson, J. & Winckler, M. (eds.). Berlin: Springer , p. 364-371 8 p. (Lecture notes in computer science; vol. 8118)

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  23. Grand challenges in text entry

    Kristensson, P. O., Brewster, S., Clawson, J., Dunlop, M., Findlater, L., Isokoski, P., Martin, B., Oulasvirta, A., Vertanen, K. & Waller, A. 2013 CHI '13 : 2013 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, p. 3315-3318 4 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  24. My diabetes my way: an electronic personal health record for diabetes

    Cunningham, S. G., Wake, D. J., Waller, A., Morris, A. D. & Walker, J. 2013 In : British Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease. 13, 3, p. 143-149 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  25. Use of an agile bridge in the development of assistive technology

    Prior, S., Waller, A., Black, R. & Kroll, T. 2013 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings: changing Perspectives. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, p. 1579-1588 10 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  26. Supporting personal narrative for children with complex communication needs

    Black, R., Waller, A., Turner, R. & Reiter, E. Jul 2012 In : ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. 19, 2, p. - 35 p., 15

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  27. Developing technology for autism: an interdisciplinary approach

    Porayska-Pomsta, K., Frauenberger, C., Pain, H., Rajendran, G., Smith, T., Menzies, R., Foster, M. E., Alcorn, A., Wass, S., Bernadini, S., Avramides, K., Keay-Bright, W., Chen, J., Waller, A., Guldberg, K., Good, J. & Lemon, O. Feb 2012 In : Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. 16, 2, p. 117-127 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  28. Assessing quality of movement in a child with cerebral palsy by using accelerometers

    Hirotomi, T., Iwasaki, Y. & Waller, A. 2012 2012 ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering: CME 2012 proceedings. Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE, p. 750-753 4 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  29. Designing and evaluating text entry methods

    Kristensson, P. O., Clawson, J., Dunlop, M., Isokoski, P., Roark, B., Vertanen, K., Waller, A. & Wobbrock, J. 2012 CHI EA '12: CHI '12 extended abstracts on human factors in computing systems. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, p. 2747-2750 4 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  30. Information technology for communication and cognitive support

    Pullin, G., Newell, A., Carmichael, A., Gregor, P., Alm, N., Waller, A. & Hanson, V. 2012 The human-computer interaction handbook: fundamentals, evolving technologies, and emerging applications. Jacko, J. A. (ed.). 3rd ed. CRC Press, p. 863-891 29 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  31. ISCAN: a phoneme-based predictive communication aid for nonspeaking individuals

    Trinh, H., Waller, A., Vertanen, K., Kristensson, P. O. & Hanson, V. L. 2012 ASSETS'12 : Proceedings of the 14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, p. 57-64 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  32. ISCAN: a phoneme-based predictive communication aid for nonspeaking individuals

    Trinh, H., Waller, A., Vertanen, K., Kristensson, P. O. & Hanson, V. L. 2012

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  33. Personal storytelling for children who use augmentative and alternative communication

    Waller, A. & Black, R. 2012 Using Storytelling to Support Children and Adults with Special Needs. Grove, N. (ed.). Routledge, p. 111-119 9 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  34. A mobile phone based personal narrative system

    Black, R., Waller, A., Tintarev, N., Reiter, E. & Reddington, J. 2011 ASSETS'11: proceedings of the 13th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. 24-26 October 2011, Dundee, United Kingdom. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, p. 171-178 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

  35. A straight-talking case study

    Waller, A., Prior, S. & Cummins, K. 2011 ASSETS'11: proceedings of the 13th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, p. 219-220 2 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

  36. Peer interviews: an adapted methodology for contextual understanding in user-centred design

    Menzies, R., Waller, A. & Pain, H. 2011 ASSETS'11: proceedings of the 13th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, p. 273-274 2 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

  37. The CHAMPION software project

    Prior, S., Waller, A. & Kroll, T. 2011 ASSETS'11: Proceedings of the 13th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. p. 287-288 2 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  38. Using accelerometers for the assessment of improved function due to postural support for individuals with cerebral palsy

    Iwasaki, Y., Hirotomi, T. & Waller, A. 2011 ASSETS'11: proceedings of the 13th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, p. 301-302 2 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

  39. Using web technology to support population-based diabetes care

    Cunningham, S., McAlpine, R., Leese, G., Brennan, G., Sullivan, F., Connacher, A., Waller, A., Boyle, D. I., Greene, S., Wilson, E., Emslie-Smith, A. & Morris, A. D. 2011 In : Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. 5, 3, p. 523-534 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  40. Further Development of the PhonicStick: the application of phonic-based acceleration methods to the speaking joystick

    Trinh, H., Waller, A., Black, R. & Reiter, E. Jul 2010 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  41. Digital inheritance

    Moncur, W. & Waller, A. 2010

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

  42. Using NLG and sensors to support personal narrative for children with complex communication needs

    Black, R., Reddington, J., Reiter, E., Tintarev, N. & Waller, A. 2010 Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT): Proceedings of the Workshop. Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 1-9 9 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  43. Evaluating the STANDUP pun generating software with children with cerebral palsy

    Waller, A., Black, R., O'Mara, D. A., Pain, H., Ritchie, G. & Manurung, R. Feb 2009 In : ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing. 1, 3, 16

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  44. Introduction to the special issue on AAC

    McCoy, K. F. & Waller, A. Feb 2009 In : ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing. 1, 3, 13

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  45. Eliminating disability: compassion or discrimination?

    Waller, A. 2009 In : Expository Times. 120, 6, p. 310-311 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  46. Including accessibility within and beyond undergraduate computing courses

    Waller, A., Hanson, V. L. & Sloan, D. 2009 Assets '09: proceedings of the 11th international ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility . Trewin, S. & McCoy, K. F. (eds.). New York: Association for Computing Machinery, p. 155-162 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  47. Using NLG to help language-impaired users tell stories and participate in social dialogues

    Reiter, E., Turner, R., Alm, N., Black, R., Dempster, M. & Waller, A. 2009 ENLG 2009 12th EuropeanWorkshop on Natural Language Generation: proceedings of the workshop. Stroudsburg, PA: Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 1-8 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  48. The construction of a pun generator for language skills development

    Manurung, R., Ritchie, G., Pain, H., Waller, A., O'Mara, D. & Black, R. Oct 2008 In : Applied Artificial Intelligence. 22, 9, p. 841-869 29 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  49. Adding phonetic similarity data to a lexical database

    Manurung, R., Ritchie, G., Pain, H., Waller, A., Black, R. & O'Mara, D. Sep 2008 In : Language Resources and Evaluation. 42, 3, p. 319-324 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  50. What do UK children's hospital websites offer patients and families?

    Mukhopadhyay, R. S., Waller, A. & Franklin, V. L. Feb 2008 In : Archives of Disease in Childhood. 93, 2, p. 179-180 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

  51. Patients' Engagement With "Sweet Talk": A Text Messaging Support System for Young People With Diabetes

    Franklin, V. L., Greene, A., Waller, A., Greene, S. A. & Pagliari, C. 2008 In : Journal of Medical Internet Research. 10, 2, 10 p., e20

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  52. A practical application of computational humour

    Ritchie, G., Manurung, R., Pain, H., Waller, A., Black, R. & O'Mara, D. 2007 Proceedings of the 4th International Joint Workshop on Computational Creativity. p. 91-98 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  53. A randomized controlled trial of Sweet Talk: a text-messaging system to support young people with diabetes

    Franklin, V. L., Waller, A., Pagliari, C. & Greene, S. A. 1 Dec 2006 In : Diabetic Medicine. 23, 12, p. 1332-1338 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  54. Participatory design of a text message scheduling system to support young people with diabetes

    Waller, A., Franklin, V., Pagliari, C. & Greene, S. 1 Dec 2006 In : Health Informatics Journal. 12, 4, p. 304-318 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  55. Communication access to conversational narrative

    Waller, A. Jul 2006 In : Topics in Language Disorders. 26, 3, p. 221-239 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  56. Assessing the loneliness of older people with cerebral palsy

    Balandin, S., Berg, N. & Waller, A. 1 Apr 2006 In : Disability and Rehabilitation. 28, 8, p. 469-479 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  57. The standup interactive riddle-builder

    Ritchie, G., Manurung, R., Pain, H., Waller, A. & O'Mara, D. 1 Mar 2006 In : IEEE Intelligent Systems. 21, 2, p. 67-69 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  58. Computational humor

    Binsted, K., Nijholt, A., Stock, O., Strapparava, C., Ritchie, G., Manurung, R., Pain, H., Waller, A. & O'Mara, D. 2006 In : IEEE Intelligent Systems. 21, 2, p. 59-69 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  59. "Sweet Talk": Text Messaging Support for Intensive Insulin Therapy for Young People with Diabetes

    Franklin, V., Waller, A., Pagliari, C. & Greene, S. Dec 2003 In : Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics. 5, 6, p. 991-996 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  60. What do you get when you cross a communication aid with a riddle?

    O'Mara, D. & Waller, A. 1 Feb 2003 In : The Psychologist. 16, 2, p. 78-80 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  61. ICU-talk: the development of a computerised communication aid for patients in ICU

    Etchels, M. C., MacAulay, F., Judson, A., Ashraf, S., Ricketts, I. W., Waller, A., Alm, N., Warden, A., Gordon, B., Brodie, J. & Shearer, A. J. 2003 In : Care of the Critically Ill. 19, 1, p. 4-9 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  62. A predictive Blissymbolic to English translation system

    Waller, A. & Jack, K. Jul 2002 p. 186-191 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  63. Capturing phrases for ICU-Talk, a communication aid for intubated intensive care patients

    Etchels, M., Ashraf, S., MacAulay, F., Judson, A., Ricketts, I. W., Waller, A., Brodie, J. K., Alm, N., Warden, A., Shearer, A. J. & Gordon, B. 2002 Assets 2002: Proceedings of the Fifth International ACM Conference on Assistive Technologies . New York, N.Y.: Association for Computing Machinery, p. 213-217 5 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  64. ICU-Talk, a communication aid for intubated intensive care patients

    MacAulay, F., Judson, A., Etchels, M., Ashraf, S., Ricketts, I. W., Waller, A., Brodie, J. K., Alm, N., Warden, A., Shearer, A. J. & Gordon, B. 2002 Assets '02 Proceedings of the fifth international ACM conference on Assistive technologies. Hanson, V. L. & Jacko, J. A. (eds.). New York: Association for Computing Machinery, p. 226-230 5 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  65. Design considerations for a communication aid for intensive care

    MacAulay, F., Judson, A., Arnott, J. L., Etchels, M., Ashraf, S., Ricketts, I. W., Brodie, J. K., Alm, N., Waller, A., Warden, A., Shearer, A. J. & Gordon, B. 2001 2001 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. IEEE, Vol. 1, p. 244-249 6 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  66. Using written stories to support the use of narrative in conversational interactions: Case study

    Waller, A., O'Mara, D., Tait, L., Booth, L., Brophy-Arnott, B. & Hood, H. 2001 In : Augmentative and Alternative Communication. 17, 4, p. 221-232 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  67. Developing ICU-talk: a computer based communication aid for patients in intensive care

    Judson, A., MacAulay, F., Etchels, M. C., Ricketts, I. W., Waller, A., Brodie, J., Warden, A., Alm, N., Shearer, A. & Gordon, B. 2000 Proceedings of the 26th Euromicro Conference . Vajda, F. (ed.). Los Alamitos, Calif.: IEEE Computer Society, Vol. 2, p. 370-376 7 p. (EUROMICRO CONFERENCE - PROCEEDINGS)

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  68. Developing personal identity through story telling

    O'Mara, D. A., Waller, A., Tait, L., Hood, H., Booth, L. & Brophy-Arnott, B. 2000 p. 41-44 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  69. Evaluating the use of TalksBac, a predictive communication device for nonfluent adults with aphasia

    Waller, A., Dennis, F., Brodie, J. & Cairns, A. Y. 1 Jan 1998 In : International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders. 33, 1, p. 45-70 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  70. Towards a narrative-based augmentative communication system

    Waller, A. & Newell, A. F. Dec 1997 In : European Journal of Disorders of Communication. 32, S3, p. 289-306 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


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