Emilia Sobolewska

Emilia Sobolewska

Dr Emilia Sobolewska

Lecturer

Biography

A devoted academic, with over a decade of research and teaching experience.

Originally from Poland, with an MSc in Sociology from the University of Bialystok (work titled “Unhealthy Medical Relations”), moved to study in Dundee, and subsequently Edinburgh. Graduated Edinburgh Napier University with multiple qualifications, including MSc Multimedia and Interactive Systems (work titled “Individual Differences in Interactive Systems Usage”), PgCert Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (work titled “Application of Social Networking Sites (SNSs) within Higher Education context”, and finally PhD in Computing, with work titled “Learning to Cope with Non-Discretionary Use of Digital Technologies”.

The research interests include Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Human-Robot Interaction and User Experience. Commitment to UX has led to undertaking a position as a Director of Sensorium, a forward-looking User Experience Evaluation Lab with a state of the art equipment measuring physical, psychological, and neurological reactions and behaviour of people as they interact in real-time with systems and services. Specialising in research methods, actively collaborating with, and aiding colleagues across the University within multiple research areas.

Higher Academy Fellow, accredited by Staff and Educational Development Association; leading both undergraduate and postgraduate Programmes, including BSc (Hons) Web Design and Development, MSc Computing with User Experience and MSC Computing with Professional Placement, directed towards international students.

Visiting lecturer at the Zhengzhou University of Light Industry.

Actively supporting collaboration and close links with relevant industries and commercial partners.

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Events

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Conference Activity

  • Conference Chair
  • Best Paper Award at British HCI 2017 Conference
  • Conference Chair
  • Best Poster Award

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellowship
  • Accreditation

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Professional Membership
  • Professional Membership
  • Professional Membership

 

Non-executive Directorship

  • Director of Sensorium

 

Reviewing

  • Publication Committee
  • Publication Committee
  • Publication Committee
  • Publication Committee
  • Journal Reviews

 

Visiting Positions

  • Visiting Lecturer

 

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12 results

Getting in, getting on: fragility in student and graduate identity

Journal Article
Smith, S., Sobolewska, E., & Hunter, D. (2019)
Getting in, getting on: fragility in student and graduate identity. Higher Education Research and Development, 38(5), 1046-1060. https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1612857
Over a period of three years this longitudinal study explored new approaches to consider student identity during the transition from university to employment. Students were fo...

Exploring women's motivations to study computer science.

Conference Proceeding
Smith, S., Sobolewska, E., Bhardwaj, J., & Fabian, K. (2019)
Exploring women's motivations to study computer science. In Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education 2018 Conferencehttps://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2018.8658768
This paper presents a study exploring women's decisions, influencers and early experiences of computing to better understand how women's motivations and prior experience affec...

Study into gamification and awareness of sustainability amongst young adults

Presentation / Conference
Magnusson, L., & Sobolewska, E. (2018, July)
Study into gamification and awareness of sustainability amongst young adults. Paper presented at British HCI 2018
The importance of sustainability is evident and each of us is encouraged to take part in sustainable behaviour in some way. However, do we know what sustainability really mean...

Tailoring methodological bricolage to investigate non-discretionary use of digital technology

Conference Proceeding
Sobolewska, E. (2017)
Tailoring methodological bricolage to investigate non-discretionary use of digital technology. https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/HCI2017.49
Digital technology appears to be an integral part of everyday life: at homes, workplaces, during leisure time; mediating interactions, demanding attention and engagement. In t...

Exploring student identity and transition through portfolio development

Presentation / Conference
Sobolewska, E., Smith, S., & Hunter, D. (2016, June)
Exploring student identity and transition through portfolio development. Paper presented at AAEEBL/CRA Understanding the essence(s) of portfolio-based learning, Edinburgh, Scotland
No abstract available.

Learning to Cope with Digital Technology

Presentation / Conference
Sobolewska, E. (2014, May)
Learning to Cope with Digital Technology. Poster presented at FECCE, Postgraduate Research Conference 2014, Edinburgh
There is a widespread assumption, that everyone uses modern interactive technology and appreciates its liberating effects. However, according to recent reports, ten million pe...

Learning to Cope with Digital Technology

Conference Proceeding
Sobolewska, E., & Benyon, D. (2011)
Learning to Cope with Digital Technology. In BCS-HCI '11 Proceedings of the 25th BCS Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 561-564
Technology surrounds people; it functions as their best friend and the worst enemy. From a trip to the local supermarket, to almost every aspect of people's professional and s...

Traditional and Contemporary vs. Engaged accounts in HCI

Presentation / Conference
Sobolewska, E. (2010, May)
Traditional and Contemporary vs. Engaged accounts in HCI. Paper presented at CFP - FECCI Research Student Conference, Edinburgh
No abstract available.

Mental models, magical thinking and individual differences.

Journal Article
Turner, P. & Sobolewska, E. (2009)
Mental models, magical thinking and individual differences. Human technology an interdisciplinary journal on humans in ICT environments. 5, 90-113. ISSN 1795-6889
Broadly, there are two mutually exclusive accounts of how people (non-specialist users) reason about and conceptualize interactive technology. The first is based on classical ...

Auto-ethnography: problems, pitfalls and promise

Presentation / Conference
Sobolewska, E., Smith, C. F., & Turner, P. (2009, April)
Auto-ethnography: problems, pitfalls and promise. Paper presented at HCI Educators 2009, University of Abertay, Dundee
The teaching and perhaps more importantly the practice of ethnographic techniques has become increasing important within Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). But ethnography is a...

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