• United Kingdom

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Human aspects of cybersecurity. Trust, identity, privacy, security online. Life transitions and the role of the internet - e.g. becoming a parent, traumatic events.

Personal profile

Personal Statement

Professor Wendy Moncur leads the Cybersecurity Group at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Her research focuses on online identity, reputation, trust and cybersecurity. It traverses disciplinary boundaries, drawing on Human Computer Interaction, psychology, sociology, digital anthropology and design. Wendy has over 80 peer-reviewed publications across human-computer interaction, cybersecurity, AI, law, psychology, design and sociology. She currently leads the Human Factors workstream in the £3.6Million project AP4L: (Adaptive PETs to Protect & emPower People during Life Transitions), and leads the REPHRAIN-funded project  Addressing Privacy Risks and Legal Challenges in the Emergent Use of Text-based Generative AI for UK Research (REPHRAIN). She is also an Expert Fellow in SPRITE+, the Security, Privacy, Identity and Trust Engagement NetworkPlus.

Teaching Interests

Wendy has supervised the following PhD students to completion:

She currently teaches on the Graduate Apprentice MSc in Cybersecurity, and supervises undergraduate and Mc dissertations.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, A model for the provision of adaptive e-health information across the personal social network, University of Aberdeen

Award Date: 1 Jan 2011

Master of Science, Edinburgh Napier University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2007

External positions

Visiting Professor, University of Dundee

Aug 2020Aug 2022

Board Member, Academic RiSC

Member, EPSRC Peer Review College


  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Cybersecurity
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • trust
  • identity
  • privacy
  • Qualitative Research
  • Mixed Methods


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