Hi, I’m Alex!

Hi! I am currently a Software Engineer at the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC). Part of the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, the CDRC is a big data initiative run by the Universities of Leeds, Liverpool, Oxford, and UCL.


I am currently finishing up my PhD from the University of Manchester. Based in the Interaction Analysis and Modelling laboratory, my research focuses on Human-Centered AI, particularly in the context of hybrid interaction.

Specifically, my work optimises web accessibility technologies for visually impaired users. My work has produced an unsupervised machine learning approach that clusters web pages to assist accessibility auditors, and significantly improves web accessibility evaluation time. For more information, my publications are available here.

Before my PhD at The University of Manchester, I achieved a First Class BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of Nottingham.


I am an Associate Lecturer at the Open University on the Algorithms, Data Structures and Computability course.

Past Experience

Previously, I was a full-stack Software Engineer at HeX Productions, a web accessibility consultancy based in Nottingham, and a Research Software Engineer at The University of Twente, working on social robot prototypes. I have also taught on several modules at the University of Manchester, including Programming, User Experience and Databases.

You can contact me on LinkedIn or through email: A <dot> Hambley <at> leeds <dot> ac <dot> uk.


Human-Data Interaction, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Human-Centered AI, Web Accessibility, Data Science.