Wendy Moncur

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Professor (Socio-Digital Interaction)


Wendy Moncur is an Interdisciplinary Professor with a joint appointment across DJCAD and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is a member of the EPSRC Peer Review Associate College. She has honorary appointments as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, and as an Associate of the Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath.

Wendy has been Principal Investigator/ Co-Investigator on grants worth over £2.7Million since 2011. She leads the Living Digital research group. The group's research is grounded in Human-Computer Interaction, and focuses on the design of technology to support being human in a Digital Age, particularly around significant life experiences.

Before moving into academia, Wendy worked widely in the IT industry, across financial services, utilities and manufacturing sectors.

Research projects

TAPESTRY (EPSRC ref no EP/N02799X/1 (2016 – 2019). Co-Investigator. TAPESTRY investigates, develops and demonstrates transformational new technologies to enable people, businesses and digital services to connect safely online.

Funded by EPSRC. Total £1.07million. Value to University of Dundee £359K.


Meaningful Metadata: The things I wish I knew. (2017-2020). Lead supervisor. Co-supervisors Dr Siân Lindley (Microsoft Research UK) and Prof Elise van den Hoven (UTS, Australia). Explores novel approaches to integrating multiple data sources relating to a specific life transition, to support human remembering.

Funded by Microsoft Research. Value to University of Dundee £72,000.


Charting the Digital Lifespan (EPSRC ref no EP/L00383X/1). (2013 – 2016). Principal Investigator. Investigated parallels between digital and physical lifespans through ethnographic and design studies, facilitated through novel social data mining technology.

Funded by EPSRC. Total £883,000. Value to University of Dundee £220,000.


Digital Inheritance. (EPSRC ref no EP/I026304/1). Personal Fellowship. 2011-2015. Research explored the bequest, inheritance and repurposing of personal data in the context of the death of technology users.

Funded by EPSRC Research Fellowship (Cross-Disciplinary Interfaces). Value to University of Dundee £288,870.


Key Technology Partnership Visiting Fellowship. 2014. Personal award. Development of international research collaboration.

Funded by University of Technology Sydney, Australia. $10,000 AUD.


Development of a real-time healthcare process tracking system focused on enhancing patient safety. (2011-2013). Co-investigator. Improving patient safety through the user centred development of a system to track evidence-based practice being provided to patients in a Surgical High Dependency Unit.

Funded by NHS Tayside and Knowledge Transfer Programme/Technology Strategy Board. Value £189,560.


Tales of Dying@Home. 2013-2016. Principal investigator. Examined the role of personal health data in facilitating the wishes of the dying.

Funding: Projects for Scotland. £5000.