Moncur, Wendy


  • Professor & Personal Chair of Interdisciplinary Digital Living, Social Digital
  • 633 Citations
  • 12 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

Award Date: 1 Aug 2012

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Aberdeen

Award Date: 1 Jan 2011

Master of Science, Edinburgh Napier University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2006

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

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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    TAPESTRY: A De-centralized Service for Trusted Interaction Online

    Yang, Y., Cooper, D., Collomosse, J., Drăgan, C. C., Manulis, M., Steane, J., Manohar, A., Briggs, J., Jones, H. & Moncur, W., 7 May 2020, In : IEEE Transactions on Services Computing . 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    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

  • 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
    48 Downloads (Pure)


    Appointed Fellow of the RSA

    Moncur, Wendy (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: Election to learned society

    CHI 2007 Student Research Competition - 1st Prize

    Moncur, Wendy (Recipient), Apr 2007

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Competition Judge

    Moncur, Wendy (Recipient), May 2012

    Prize: Appointment

  • Competition Judge

    Moncur, Wendy (Recipient), Apr 2013

    Prize: Appointment

  • EPSRC Post-doctoral Fellowship (Cross-disciplinary interfaces)

    Moncur, Wendy (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


    Sensitivities and sensibilities in HCI Research II

    Wendy Moncur (Speaker)

    24 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Making scenarios more worthwhile: Orienting to design story work

    Wendy Moncur (Examiner)

    10 Jun 2019

    Activity: Examination typesExamination

    Dr Jenny Waycott, ARC Future Fellow

    Wendy Moncur (Member)

    Apr 2019May 2019

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

    Sensitivities and sensibilities in HCI Research

    Wendy Moncur (Speaker)

    5 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote

    Policy/ Product input

    Wendy Moncur (Consultant)

    21 May 2019

    Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

    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