Professor Wendy Moncur

Wendy Moncur is Interdisciplinary Professor of Digital Living at the University of Dundee, and leads the Living Digital Group. She holds a PhD in Computer Science and an MSc in Multimedia and Interactive Systems (Distinction). She is a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College, and is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

Wendy carries out research into lived experience in the Digital Age.  Increasingly, her research focusses on online identity, reputation, trust and cybersecurity. Her research traverses disciplinary boundaries, drawing on Human Computer Interaction, psychology, sociology, digital anthropology and design.

Current grants: Wendy is PI on Cumulative Revelations of Personal Data (~£1Million) and Co-I on TAPESTRY: Trust, Authentication and Privacy over a DeCentralised Social Registry (£855K), funded by the EPSRC Digital Economy TIPS program. She is also PI on Keeping Secrets Online (£125K) funded by CREST, and Meaningful Metadata (£72K) funded by Microsoft Research UK.

Previous grants: She was PI on Digital Personhood: Charting the digital lifespan funded by EPSRC Digital Economy (£704K), and held a personal EPSRC Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship from 2011-2014 for Digital Inheritance (£241K). Other grants include Identifying and Presenting Trust-related Features in Health-directed Search Results for Older Users (Co-I, £38K) funded by Google UK Ltd.

Wendy has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters in leading academic venues, and communicated her research in venues as diverse as the Cheltenham International Book Festival, the Information Commissioner’s Office and the BBC. Before moving into academia, Wendy worked for 18 years in the IT industry, across financial services, utilities and manufacturing sectors.

Projects
Cumulative Revelations of Personal Data

TAPESTRY: Trust, Authentication and Privacy over a DeCentralised Social Registry

Keeping Secrets Online

Meaningful Metadata

Digital Personhood: Charting the digital lifespan

Digital Inheritance

Identifying and Presenting Trust-related Features in Health-directed Search Results for Older Users

PhD Students: Enquiries from potential students with interests in human behaviours in digital contexts are welcome.

Current PhD Students

  • Lee Cheatley
  • Daniel Herron
  • Zhen Ge
  • Lucy Robertson (2nd supervisor)
  • Clair Gamble  (2nd supervisor)

Previous PhD students

Publications
Discovery Research Portal

Contact
Email: wmoncur@dundee.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1382 386538
Website: https://discovery.dundee.ac.uk/en/persons/wendy-moncur

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