Projects per year
Key research interests
Human Computer Interaction and Information Behaviour
Emma is currently a Research Associate on the EPSRC funded project "Cumulative Revelations in Personal Data"
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.
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
- Information seeking behaviour
- computer science
- Participatory Methods
- User-centred design
- user experience
- Mental health
- Young People
- Digital health
- Ageing research
1/09/13 → 30/11/15
Developing health information literacy in disengaged at-risk populations: insights to inform interventionsBuchanan, S. & Nicol, E., 31 Jan 2019, In: Journal of Documentation. 75, 1, p. 172-189 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)16 Downloads (Pure)
Nicol, E., 19 Sep 2019
Supervisor: Landoni, M. (Supervisor) & Ruthven, I. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis
Yazeed Ahmed A Alkhurayyif (Recipient), Rafig H Guma Almaghairbe (Recipient), Aydin Kheirbakhsh Abadi (Recipient), Lauren Smith (Recipient), Steven Davies (Recipient), Catherine Foster (Recipient), Nicol, Emma (Recipient), Goodfellow, Martin (Recipient), Canning, Cheryl (Recipient) & Gibson, Ryan Colin (Recipient), 2018
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)File
Contribution of evidence to House of Lords COVID-19 Committee - Living online: the long term impact on wellbeing11 Dec 2020
Activity: Other activity types › Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation