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Christopher Wallbridge

Dr Christopher Wallbridge



School of Computer Science and Informatics


I am a roboticist specialised in Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) working as a Lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Informatics as part of the Human-Centered Computing group. Previously I worked as an associate in the Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Human Machine Systems (IROHMS) at Cardiff.

During my PhD at Plymouth University I worked on natural communication between robots and people culminating in my thesis on "Dynamic generation of spatial referring expressions for social robots".

My work continues to focus on natural communication, especially in safety critical or accident scenarios.








My work focuses on natural social communication between humans and robots to enhance collaboration. My work encompasses a wide range of purposes, such as developing methods to help autistic children, improve communication in safety critical scenarios, or even how to trust new technology.

My full list of publications can be found on my Google Scholar Profile.


I am currently developing a new module in Human-Robot Interaction, with a start date to be determined.


I studied at the University of Nottingham for a BSc in Computer Science with Robotics, graduating in 2010. After spending several years working on software for warehouse management I decided to return to academia. At the University of Plymouth I studied for an MSc in Robotics. Upon graduating in 2016 I immediately started a PhD in Human Robot Interaction with supervisors Tony Belpaeme, Séverin Lemaignan and Angelo Cangelosi. My Thesis titled 'Dynamic Generation of Spatial Referring Expressions for Social Robots' was accepted in January 2021.

I came to Cardiff University initially as a research associate at the Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Human-Machine Systems (IROHMS) in February 2020. In November 2022 I started as a lecturer for the School of Computer Science and Robotics.


Current supervision

Carly Mcgregor

Carly Mcgregor

Research student

Yuanzhi He

Yuanzhi He

Research student

Research themes


  • Human-robot interaction
  • Human-centred computing
  • Explainable AI