Pamela Hardaker is a PhD Student and Part Time Lecturer in the Department of Computer Technology at De Montfort University. She has worked in the field of real-time software development for engine and gearbox management before moving into assistive technology.
While working for the charity AbilityNet, Pamela helped people with a variety of disabilities to successfully access computers. In 2008 Pamela joined Surrey County Council as an IT Trainer and e-Learning designer. While working at SCC, she also gained a Distinction at Master’s level in Intelligent Systems and Robotics through distance study.
For her Master’s Degree Project, Pamela combined her interest in helping disabled people with Intelligent Systems and successfully published two papers. Following the completion of this degree, she secured a full scholarship from DMU to continue her work as a PhD. She is hoping to soon complete her PhD in using artificial intelligence to improve prosthetic limb control.