Interdisciplinary Professor of Digital Living, University of Dundee

Wendy Moncur is Interdisciplinary Professor of Digital Living at the University of Dundee, where she holds a joint appointment across DJCAD and the School of Nursing and Health Services. She is a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College. She also holds honorary appointments as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, where she is a member of the international Materialising Memories program, and as an Associate of the Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath.

Wendy leads the interdisciplinary Living Digital group, which is grounded in Human-Computer Interaction. The group researches the design of digital technologies to support people through ordinary experiences across the lifespan - for example, growing up, becoming a parent, breaking up from a partner, bereavement. There is an increasing focus on online identity, trust and cyber-security.

She has published over 50 papers, book chapters and articles in fields including Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Design, Ethics, User Modelling, Social Sciences and Law, and her work has been presented at major international scientific conferences. She has given invited talks at a diverse range of public events including the Cheltenham Literature Festival and the Edinburgh Turing Festival, and appeared on television, radio and in the press both nationally and internationally.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Chair professor, University of Dundee
  • 2013–2016
    Reader, University of Dundee
  • 2011–2013
    Lecturer & EPSRC Post-doctoral research fellow, University of Dundee

Education

  • 2013 
    University of Dundee, PgCert THE
  • 2011 
    University of Aberdeen, PhD Computing Science
  • 2006 
    Napier University , MSc (Distinction) Multimedia and Interactive Systems

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    TAPESTRY
    Role:
    CO-INVESTIGATOR
    Funding Source:
    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
  • 2017
    Keeping Secrets Online
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    CREST CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE ON SECURITY THREATS
  • 2013
    Tweeting the Blues: Identifying Symptoms of Depression in Young Adults Through Twitter Feeds
    Role:
    Co-investigator
    Funding Source:
    2012 Scottish Crucible Award
  • 2013
    Charting the Digital Lifespan.
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    EPSRC Sandpit on Digital Personhood
  • 2013
    Tales of Dying@Home: The role of personal health data in facilitating the wishes of the dying
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Projects for Scotland Fund
  • 2013
    Stop Traffic: Unweaving the Web of Online Human Trafficking
    Role:
    Co-investigator
    Funding Source:
    2012 Scottish Crucible Award
  • 2011
    Digital Inheritance.
    Role:
    Fellow
    Funding Source:
    EPSRC Post-doctoral Research Fellowship (Cross-Disciplinary Interfaces)