Dr. Hannah Thinyane

Principal Research Fellow. UNU-CS

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  • Dr. Hannah ThinyaneDr Hannah Thinyane is a Principal Research Fellow at the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) in Macau SAR, China. She 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. 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.

    Prior to moving to UNU-CS, Hannah was working in South Africa for 11 years investigating the use of technology, in particular mobile devices, for development. Her research interests are mobile computing, human computer interaction and the use of ICTs for development. Hannah’s most recent and ongoing work has looked at the use of mobile-based reporting techniques, to increase citizen participation with government.  She is interested in applying this research to the migrant research domain, investigating reporting (as well as forensic implications of reporting) in cases of abuse and exploitation of migrant workers.

  • hannah@unu.edu

    Tel.: +853 2871-2930