School of Computing


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Ms Claire Ancient

  • Qualifications: BSc, MSc
  • Role Title: Teaching Fellow
  • Address: Buckingham Building, Lion Terrace, Portsmouth PO1 3HE UK
  • Telephone: +44 (0)23 9284 6784
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  • Department: School of Computing
  • Faculty: Faculty of Technology


I gained an MSc in Information Systems in 2012 and a BSc in Mathematics with Computing in 2011, both at the University of Portsmouth.

I have previously taught Mathematics for Business at the International College in Portsmouth, and currently provide students support within practical classes for Computer Architecture and Network Fundamentals.

My research interests lie in using technology to improve the quality of life and the well-being of people living at home with dementia and their family care-givers. My expertise lies in user centred design and evaluation using participatory methodologies to ensure usability, accessibility, user enjoyment and technology adoption.

Recently, I have been providing usability and accessibility consultancy services.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Demonstrator for CARMA and NETFUN


  • Mobile applications to improve the well-being of people living with dementia and their care-givers. Currently, the main focus of this is to utilise positive memories to improve well-being, developing on the existing theory of reminiscence therapy
  • Looking at the types of memory which can promote positive feelings
  • Developing guidelines to encourage dementia-friendly interaction with computer interfaces

Research profile

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