Laura Muir

Laura Muir

Dr Laura Muir

Associate Professor


Dr Laura Muir joined Edinburgh Napier University on 17th August 2015 as Associate Professor in the Information Systems Group of the School of Computing. She was previously a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Information Management at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. Her research is focussed on user-centred design of information systems and services and she has worked with industry in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and consultancy projects.





  • Reviewer: ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2016
  • Meta-reviewer: 78th ASIS&T Annual Meeting


Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Scottish Government Cross Party Group on Digital Participation
  • SGSSS ESRC DTC: Information Science pathway representative
  • Member of OFCOM (Office of Communications) Advisory Committee


Conference Activity

  • LOC: Information: Interactions and Impact (i3) conference


Spin-outs and Licences

  • Patent: Method and apparatus for processing image data


Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • ‘Body of Knowledge’ for Petroleum Data Management Professional Education
  • An evaluation of academic e-book accessibility in a diverse student population
  • Post KTP Collaboration Agreement with Lockheed Martin UK
  • Thales Scottish Technology Prize Award 2009
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP): Amor Group Ltd. (now Lockheed Martin UK)
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with OPITO Ltd, Aberdeen
  • British Sign Language DVD
  • Industry-funded secondment to Lockheed Martin UK
  • Perceptually Optimised Video Compression

Current Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • Like an Open Book? A New Paradigm for Academic E-Books
  • Supporting Evidence-based Decision Making in the NHS: A Knowledge Services Perspective
  • Development of a Root Cause Model for Sub-optimal Information Seeking Experiences in the Enterprise