Centre for Death & Society

Wendy Moncur

Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Email: c/o cdas@bath.ac.uk
Tel: c/o +44 (0) 1225 386949

Lecturer and EPSRC Post-Doctoral Cross-Disciplinary Research Fellow, School of Computing, University of Dundee

View Wendy's personal page at the Univeristy of Dundee


Wendy Moncur was appointed as a Visiting Fellow at CDAS in 2012. She is a Lecturer in the School of Computing at the University of Dundee, and holds an EPSRC Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship. Her research interests lie in the design of technology to support people during transition points in their lives. Wendy received her doctorate from the University of Aberdeen in Computing Science in 2011. Her PhD research involved the use of online social networks for information sharing during a health crisis. Her current work examines how we bequeath, inherit and re-purpose digital artefacts. Beginning in June 2013, she will be leading the 2-year EPSRC-funded research program, Charting the Digital Lifespan, which will produce unique insights into the digital lifespan of UK citizens both now and in a future where our young Digital Natives approach adulthood, become parents, retire, and pass away.

Research interests

  • Interdisciplinary research.
  • Design of technology to support people throughout the lifespan and beyond.
  • Ethical considerations and methodologies for working in sensitive contexts.
  • Socio-technical systems.

Current projects

  • EPRSC Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, 'Digital Inheritance'
  • Development of a real-time healthcare process tracking system focussed on enhancing patient safety
  • Tales of Dying@Home: The role of personal health data in facilitating the wishes of the dying
  • Stop Traffic: Unweaving the web of online human trafficking
  • Tweeting the Blues: Identifying symptoms of depression in young adults through Twitter feeds
  • Improved support for carers through technology


Book Sections

Moncur, W. (Forthcoming) “Digital ownership across lifespans,” in Ageing and the Digital Life Course, C. Garratini and D. Prendergast, Eds. Berghahn Books

Gibson, L., Sloan, D., Moncur, W. and Gregor, P. (2012)  “E-Health and Digital Inclusion,” in E-Health Communities and Online Self-Help Groups: Applications and Usage , 1st ed., Å. Smedberg, Ed. IGI Global


 Walter, T., Hourizi, R., Moncur, W. and Pitsillides, S. (2012) “Does the internet change how we die and mourn? An overview,” Omega: Journal of Death & Dying, vol. 64, no. 4, pp. 275–302

 **Moncur, W. Reiter, E. Masthoff, J. and Carmichael, A. (2010)  “Modelling the socially intelligent communication of health information,” IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in BioMedicine, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 319–325, [22] 

Gatt, A., Portet, F., Reiter, E., Hunter, J., Mahamood, S., Moncur, W. and Sripada, S. (2009) “From data to text in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Using NLG technology for decision support and information management,” AI Communications, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 153–186, Aug. 2009.

Moncur, W.  and Leplâtre, G. (2009)  “PINs, passwords and human memory,” Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review, vol. 6, pp. 116–122

Conference or Workshop Items

Moncur, W. (2013) The Emotional Wellbeing of Researchers: Considerations for Practice, in Proc. CHI 2013, 2013.

Moncur,W., Bikker, J., Kasket, E. and Troyer, J. (2012) “From Death to Final Disposition: Roles of Technology in the Post-Mortem Interval,” in CHI’12, 2012, pp. 531–540.

Massimi, M., Moncur, W., Odom, W., Banks, R. and Kirk, D. (2012) “Memento Mori: Technology Design for the End of Life,” in Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference extended abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts (CHI EA ’12)., pp. 2759–2762.

Moncur,W. (2011)  “Death and Data,” in Proc. 2011 Intel European Research and Innovation Conference

Hourizi, R. Moncur, W.and Walter, T. (2011) “Digital Participation at the End of Life,” in Proc. Digital Engagement 2011

Jefferson, C. Moncur, W. and Petrie, K.E. (2011) “Combination: automated generation of puzzles with constraints,” in Proceedings of the 2011 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC ’11)., pp. 907–912.

Moncur, W. and Waller, A. (2010), “Digital Inheritance,” in Digital Futures 2010

Hunter, J., Freer,Y., Gatt, A., Mahamood, S., McIntosh, N., Moncur, W., Portet, F., Reiter, E., Sykes, C., Sripada, S. and Westwater, D. (2010) “Automatic Summarisation of Neonatal ICU Data in Natural Language: A Demonstration of BabyTalk,” in MedInfo2010

Jefferson, C., Moncur, W. and Petrie, K.E. (2010) “Combination: Automated Generation of Puzzles with Constraints,” in 9th International Workshop on Constraint Modelling and Reformulation (ModRef 2010)

Gibson, L., Moncur, W., Forbes, P., Arnott, J., Martin, C. and Bhachu, A. (2010) “Designing social networking sites for older adults,” in BCS ’10, pp. 186–194.Moncur, W. (2009) “Improving control of information sharing on social networking sites,” in CHI’09 Workshop on Social Mediating Technologies: Developing the Research Agenda

Moncur, W. Masthoff, J. and Reiter, E. (2009) “Facilitating benign deceit in mediated communication,” in Proceedings of the 27th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI EA ’09), pp. 3383–3388.

Moncur, W., Mahamood, S., Reiter, E. and Freer, Y. (2009) “Involving healthcare consumers in knowledge acquisition for virtual healthcare,” in AAAI Fall Symposium Series, vol. FS-09–07, pp. 43–51.

Moncur, W. (2008) “Invoking emotional support in a health crisis,” in CHI ’08 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 2637–2640.

Moncur, W. Masthoff, J. and Reiter, E. (2008) “What do you want to know? Investigating the information requirements of patient supporters,” in CBMS’08, pp. 443–448.

Moncur, W. and LePlatre, G. (2007)  “Pictures at the ATM : Exploring the usability of multiple graphical passwords,” in Proc. CHI’07, pp. 887–894.

Moncur, W.  and Reiter, E. (2007) “How much to tell? Disseminating affective information across a social network,” in Proc. 2nd International Workshop on Personalisation for e-Health, pp. 47–50.

Moncur, W. (2007) “Providing affective information to family and friends based on social networks,” in CHI  ’07 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems,pp. 2219–2224.

Schadewitz, N., Adler, P., Moncur, W. and Roberts, J. (2007) “The STAR interaction design summer schools framework,” in The First International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration: IWIC2007

Schadewitz, N., Adler, P. J.,Moncur, W. and Roberts, J (2006) “The ‘STAR’ interaction framework for design summer schools,” in Proceedings of WONDERGROUND, International Design Research Conference, pp. 1–16.

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