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.




Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

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


Conference Activity

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



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


Spin-outs and Licences

  • Patent: Method and apparatus for processing image data


Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • Thales Scottish Technology Prize Award 2009
  • British Sign Language DVD
  • Industry-funded secondment to Lockheed Martin UK
  • Perceptually Optimised Video Compression
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP): Amor Group Ltd. (now Lockheed Martin UK)
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with OPITO Ltd, Aberdeen
  • ‘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

Current Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

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