Anne initially studied Mathematics and Statistics at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, followed by a Ph.D in Statistics, Gender and Entrepreneurship at Trinity College Dublin. She has been a Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University London and Visiting Scholar in several European universities. Anne also worked at EU level on the development of the Gender Equality Index and on the research reports monitoring selected critical areas of the Beijing Platform for Action.

Current activities

Anne has done extensive work in the area of women and/or gender within the economy and society, with particular attention to work and organisations, entrepreneurship, and the integration of work and life. She is particularly interested in the applications of advanced quantitative methods applied to comparative social and economic analysis.


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Guenther EA & Humbert AL (2017) It is about more than numbers: measuring the impact of gender diversity in teams on innovative processes. In: 10th International Critical Management Studies (CMS) Conference, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Liverpool, 3 July 2017.
  • Humbert AL, Kelan EK & van den Brink M (2016) How Leaders See Gender Quotas: A comparative analysis of attitudes toward legislated board quotas in the EU. In: 9th Biennial International Interdisciplinary Gender, Work and Organization conference, Keele University, 29 June - 1 July 2016.
  • Humbert AL & Roomi MA (2016) Motivations among women social entrepreneurs in 10 European countries and their relationship to economic and social measures of success (Highly Commended Paper, Gender and Enterprise track). In: Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference 2016, Paris, 27 October 2016.
  • Guenther EA, Humbert AL & Müller J Athena or Hydra? Measuring gender diversity as a tool for change in the quantified university.. In: 10th Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Brunel Business School, Brunel University London, UK, 28 July 2017.


  • Drew E & Humbert AL (2014) Combining Motherhood and Entrepreneurship: Strategies, Conflict and Costs. In: Entrepreneurial Women: New Management and Leadership Model. Kelly L (ed.).
  • Humbert AL & Essers C (2012) The effect of national context on female migrant entrepreneurship: Turkish businesswomen in the UK and the Netherlands. In: Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Research: Diverse Settings, Questions and Approaches. K.D. Hughes and J.E. Jennings (ed.).
  • Drew E & Humbert AL (2011) Who’s minding the kids? Work and family issues among owners of small business enterprises in Ireland. In: Human Resource Management in Small Business: Achieving Peak Performance. Cary L. Cooper and Ronald J. Burke (ed.).
  • Humbert AL, Drew E & Kelan E (2010) Gender Identity and ICT Entrepreneurship in an Irish Context. In: Handbook of Research on High Technology Entrepreneurs. Ozbilgin, M. and Malach-Pines, A (ed.).
  • Humbert AL & Lewis S (2008) I have no other life than work – Long working hours, blurred boundaries and family life: the case of Irish entrepreneurs. In: The Long Work Hours Culture, Causes, Consequences and Choices. Cooper, C. L. and Burke, R. J (ed.).