Annemarie Zijlema

Dr Annemarie Zijlema MSc, PhD

Lecturer in Computer Science

Dr Annemarie Zijlema is a human-computer interaction researcher and lecturer, coming from an information and communication background. She is strongly drawn to research with cognitive or neurological components. Her current research focuses on personal information management and autobiographical remembering with personal possessions. Her PhD research was multidisciplinary, combining cognitive psychology with design and Human-Computer Interaction, looking at how personal possessions aid autobiographical remembering.

Dr Annemarie Zijlema obtained her PhD degree with the Materialising Memories programme at the University of Technology Sydney and Eindhoven University of Technology. She holds an International Master's degree in Library and Information Science from the Royal School of Library and Information Science in Copenhagen and obtained her bachelor's degree in Information Services and Management from the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen. Her PhD research focused on personal possessions as cues for autobiographical remembering.

Responsibilities within the university

Module Leader

  • Human-Computer Interaction and Design (year 3)
  • Information and Content Management (year 3)
  • User Interface Design (2021-2023)
  • User Experience Design (2019-2021)

Module contribution

  • User Experience Design
  • Web and Intranet Content Management
  • Enterprise Web Software Development
  • Agile Development and SCRUM

Research Supervision

Doctoral Students (current)

  • Nela Brown: A Design Oriented Adaptation of the Thematic Analysis Method for Use in HCI (1st supervisor)

Doctoral Students (completed)

  • Ali Seyedamirmohsen Jazdarreh (completed 2022): An investigation into how visitors engage with mobile technology in a tourism site (2nd supervisor)


  • MSc Project supervisor
  • BSc Final Year Project supervisor


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research / Scholarly interests

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Interaction Design
  • Facilitating Autobiographical remembering
  • Personal Information Management
  • Information Behaviours
  • Facilitating learning

Recent publications


Van den Hoven, Elise , Orth, Daniel, Zijlema, Annemarie (2020), Possessions and memories. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Current Opinion in Psychology, 39 . pp. 94-99 ISSN: 2352-250X (Print), (doi:

Conference proceedings

Narayan, Bhuva , Zijlema, Annemarie, Reyes, Vanessa (2023), Life and times of personal information management: memento, memory, or Memento Mori?. ASIS&T - Wiley Online Library. In: , , , 86th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science & Technology. 86th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science & Technology. Oct. 27th – 31st, 2023. London, United Kingdom. ASIS&T - Wiley Online Library, London Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 60 (1) (1st) . pp. 813-816 ISSN: 2373-9231 (Print), (doi:

Velander, Johanna , Taye, Mohammed Ahmed, Otero, Nuno, Milrad, Marcelo , Zijlema, Annemarie (2023), Reflections on methods for eliciting teachers understanding, attitudes and emotions about AI. Springer. In: , , In: Marcelo Milrad, Nuno Otero, María Cruz Sánchez‑Gómez, Juan José Mena, Dalila Durães, Filippo Sciarrone, Claudio Alvarez-Gómez, Manuel Rodrigues, Pierpaolo Vittorini, Rosella Gennari (eds.), Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning, 13th International Conference. MIS4TEL 2023. Springer, Cham, Switzerland , 764 (1st) . pp. 124-135 . ISBN: 9783031412257; 9783031412264ISSN: 2367-3370 (Print), 2367-3389 (Online) (doi: