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Personal Statement

Key research interests

Human Computer Interaction and Information Behaviour

Current projects

Emma is currently a Research Associate on the EPSRC funded project "Cumulative Revelations in Personal Data"


Emma is a member of the Strathclyde iSchool Research Group (SISRG) at CIS. 


Emma's research interests include Information Behaviour, Human Computer Interaction and Co-design.

Her research experience encompasses empirical work with populations as diverse as primary school children, young people, older adults, young mothers, Fintech employees, healthcare professionals, lawyers and educators.

Emma is author or co-author of 40+ refereed publications and has presented her findings to a variety of audiences, including at international conferences and workshops, NHS and Scottish Government events and to the general public at events such as Engage with Strathclyde. She has co-organised workshops and panels at the CHI (2016, 2021) MobileHCI (2014, 2015) and Interaction Design for Children (2016) conferences and is co-editor of special issues of both the International Journal of Mobile HCI and the International Journal of Child Computer Interaction.

Emma has a keen interest in mental health and wellbeing. She is a highly experienced mentor having supported many students over a decade or more via the University of Strathclyde’s Disability and Wellbeing Service. She has been a facilitator of the university's Everyday Meditation drop-in sessions since their establishment in 2015.


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Faculty Of Science

Award Date: 7 Nov 2019

Master of Science, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 30 Nov 2001

Bachelor of Science, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 30 Jun 1996


  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Information behaviour
  • Children and Technology
  • Older Adults
  • Mobile Communications
  • Cybersecurity
  • Simulation
  • Information seeking behaviour
  • computer science
  • Participatory Methods
  • text-entry
  • User-centred design
  • user experience
  • Mental health
  • Young People
  • Digital health
  • Co-design
  • Ageing research


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