Moncur, Wendy


  • Professor & Personal Chair of Interdisciplinary Digital Living, Social Digital
  • 600 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
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Personal profile


I am Interdisciplinary Professor of Digital Living at the University of Dundee. I hold a PhD in Computer Science and an MSc in Multimedia and Interactive Systems (Distinction). I am a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

I lead the interdisciplinary Living Digital Group ( The Group carries out empirical investigations of human behaviour in digital contexts. We use qualitative and quantitative methods to develop insights and to design technologies, placing a strong emphasis on applied, impactful research. Increasingly, our research focusses on online identity, reputation, trust and cybersecurity, and traverses disciplinary boundaries - drawing on Human Computer Interaction, psychology, sociology, digital anthropology and design.

We collaborate with researchers from a variety of disciplines, and our project partners include Microsoft, Royal Bank of Scotland, Bristows and the Government Office for Science.

Education/Academic qualification

PGCert THE, University of Dundee

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Aberdeen

Master of Science, Edinburgh Napier University

External positions

Visiting Scholar, University of Technology Sydney

Mar 2015Feb 2017

External Examiner for 'The Digital Society', University of Aberdeen


Associate, University of Bath


Associate Director, Social Dimensions of Health Institute: University of Dundee & St Andrew's.


Key Technology Partner Visiting Fellowship, University of Technology Sydney

Sep 2014Oct 2014

Visiting Fellow, University of Bath



  • QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
  • Sociotechnical systems, digital identity, cyber security
  • H Social Sciences (General)

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Research Output 2006 2020

23 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Social Media
Street Drugs
Identity Theft
Medical Subject Headings

Crafting Textile Connections: A mixed-methods approach to explore traditional and e-textile crafting for wellbeing

Nevay, S., Robertson, L., Lim, C. S. C. & Moncur, W., 2019, Running with Scissors: 13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design. Valentine, L., Bletcher, J. & Cruickshank, L. (eds.). Supplement 1 ed. United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis, Vol. 22. p. 487-501 15 p. (Design Journal).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mixed Methods
16 Downloads (Pure)

Life Transitions and Social Technologies: Research and Design for Times of Life Change

Haimson, O. L., Semaan, B., Dym, B., Hsiao, J. C., Herron, D. & Moncur, W., 9 Nov 2019, CSCW '19 Conference Companion Publication of the 2019 on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. Gilbert, E. & Karahalios, K. (eds.). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Vol. CSCW '19. p. 480-485 6 p. (Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
social technology
social research
social work

Opportunities for Computational Creativity in a Therapeutic Context

Cheatley, L., Moncur, W. & Pease, A., 2019, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computational Creativity. Grace, K., Cook, M., Ventura, D. & Maher, M. L. (eds.). Association for Computational Creativity, p. 341-345 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
107 Downloads (Pure)

Rigor, Relevance and Impact: The Tensions and Trade-Offs Between Research in the Lab and in the Wild

Liu, C., Costanza, E., Mackay, W., Alavi, H. S., Zhai, S. & Moncur, W., 2 May 2019, CHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 6 p. 3311744. (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
hypothesis testing
quantitative research
research method
qualitative research


Appointed Fellow of the RSA

Wendy Moncur (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Election to learned society

CHI 2007 Student Research Competition - 1st Prize

Wendy Moncur (Recipient), Apr 2007

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Competition Judge

Wendy Moncur (Recipient), Apr 2013

Prize: Appointment


Competition Judge

Wendy Moncur (Recipient), May 2012

Prize: Appointment


EPSRC Post-doctoral Fellowship (Cross-disciplinary interfaces)

Wendy Moncur (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


Activities 2006 2019

Making scenarios more worthwhile: Orienting to design story work

Wendy Moncur (Examiner)
10 Jun 2019

Activity: Examination typesExamination

Sensitivities and sensibilities in HCI Research II

Wendy Moncur (Speaker)
24 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Scottish Graduate School for Social Science summer school panel

Wendy Moncur (Speaker)
10 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Dr Jenny Waycott, ARC Future Fellow

Wendy Moncur (Member)
Apr 2019May 2019

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of External academic engagement - Hosting an academic visitor

Press / Media

Facebook and memoriaisation

Wendy Moncur


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

How to cut ties with someone online after a break-up IRL

Wendy Moncur


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

WANTED: The digital pieces of your shattered relationships

Daniel Herron & Wendy Moncur


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research


A Model for the Provision of Adaptive eHealth Information Across the Personal Social Network

Author: Moncur, W., 2011

Supervisor: Reiter, E. (External person) (Supervisor) & Masthoff, J. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Exploring the usability of multiple graphical passwords

Author: Moncur, W., 2006

Supervisor: LePlatre, G. (External person) (Supervisor) & Coventry, L. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science

Internet Art and Agency: The Social Lives of Online Artworks

Author: De Wild, K., 2019

Supervisor: Cook, S. (Supervisor) & Moncur, W. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy