Portrait of Anja Thieme

Anja Thieme

Post Doc Researcher


I’m a Post Doc Researcher in the Human Experience & Design (HXD) group at Microsoft Research Cambridge, exploring how technology can meaningfully enrich peoples’ social and emotional lives.

In my day-to-day work I design and study novel technologies. My work predominantly takes an experience-centred, qualitative and highly collaborative approach that places user participation and real-world technology deployments at its core.

I have a background in Applied Media and Communication Science (BSc & MSc, University of Duisburg-Essen) and hold a PhD in Computing Science (Newcastle University). Previously, I was a Research Associate at Newcastle University’s Culture Lab investigating how technology can become a useful vehicle in promoting the mental health and wellbeing of vulnerable population groups.