Elizabeth Uruchurtu

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Dr Elizabeth Uruchurtu

Senior Lecturer in Business Computing


I have worked in a variety of industrial and research projects ranging from the analysis and design of the user experience to the development of interactive content and applications. I have successfully supervised a number of MSc dissertation projects as well as Final Year undergraduate projects.


Department of Computing

College of Business, Technology and Engineering

User-Centred Design

Human-Computer Interaction
Interaction Design

Web and mobile development

Cloud computing


Journal articles

Nisiotis, L., Beer, M.D., & Uruchurtu, E. (2016). The use of cyber campuses to support online learning for students experiencing barriers accessing education. EAI Endorsed Trans. Future Intell. Educ. Environ, 2, e3. http://doi.org/10.4108/eai.27-6-2016.151522

Nisiotis, L., Beer, M., & Uruchurtu, E. (2016). The use of Cyber Campuses to Support Online Learning for Students Experiencing Barriers Accessing Education. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Intelligent Educational Environments, 2 (6), 1-18. http://doi.org/10.4108/eai.27-6-2016.151522

Nisiotis, L., Beer, M., & Uruchurtu, E. (2011). The SHU3DED Cyber Campus Prototype. Learning Technology Newsletter, 13 (4), 14-17. http://www.ieeetclt.org/content/newsletter

Conference papers

Roast, C., & Uruchurtu, E. (2019). Developing formative evaluation for complex interaction. Proceedings of the 12th IADIS International Conference Information Systems 2019, IS 2019, 35-42. http://www.iadisportal.org/digital-library/developing-formative-evaluation-for-complex-interaction

Boisvert, C., Roast, C., & Uruchurtu, E. (2019). Open Piping: Towards an Open Visual Workflow Environment. End-User Development : 7th International Symposium, IS-EUD 2019, Hatfield, UK, July 10–12, 2019, Proceedings, 11553 (11553), 183-190. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24781-2_14

Roast, C., Uruchurtu, E., & Maswera, T. (2019). Towards knowledge exchange for effective innovation support. IADIS International Conference e-Society 2019. http://www.iadisportal.org/digital-library/towards-knowledge-exchange-for-effective-innovation-support

Uruchurtu, E., Roast, C., & Maswera, T. (2018). Menage a trois! Innovation, digital and knowledge transfer. In 13th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, ECIE 2018, Aveiro; Portugal, 20 September 2018 - 21 September 2018 (pp. 823-830). Academic Conferences and Publishing International: https://www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/ecie/ecie-future-and-past/

Nisiotis, L., Kleanthous Loizou, S., Beer, M., & Uruchurtu, E. (2017). The use of a cyber campus to support teaching and collaboration: An observation approach. The Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN) Conference 26-29 June 2017, 193-194. http://doi.org/10.3217/978-3-85125-530-0

Nisiotis, L., Kleanthous Loizou, S., Beer, M., & Uruchurtu, E. (2017). The Development of Transactive Memory Systems in Collaborative Educational Virtual Worlds. The Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN) Conference 26-29 June 2017, 725 (725), 35-46. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60633-0_4

Love, M., Boisvert, C., Uruchurtu, E., & Ibbotson, I. (2016). Nifty with data: can a business intelligence analysis sourced from open data form a nifty assignment? In ITiCSE '16 : Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education. ACM

Roast, C., & Uruchurtu, E. (2016). Reflecting on the Physics of Notations applied to a visualisation case study. In Cornejo, R., & Mayora Ibarra, O. (Eds.) MexIHC '16 : 6th Mexican Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. ACM: http://doi.org/10.1145/2967175.2967383

Al Sharji, S., Beer, M., & Uruchurtu, E. (2016). A relevance-focused search application for personalised ranking model. In Hartmanm, S., & Ma, H. (Eds.) Database and expert systems applications : 27th International Conference, DEXA 2016, Porto, Portugal, September 5-8, 2016, Proceedings, (pp. 244-253). Switzerland: Springer: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44406-2_18

Al Sarji, S., Beer, M., & Uruchurtu, E. (2015). A dwell time-based technique for personalised ranking model. In 26th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA 2015 ), Valencia, Spain, 1 September 2015 - 4 September 2015.

Nisiotis, L., Beer, M., & Uruchurtu, E. (2015). The evaluation of a cyber campus to support distance learning activities. In Immersive Learning Research Network 2015 Conference, Prague, 13 July 2015 - 14 July 2015. http://www.immersivelrn.org/ilrn2015prague

Nisiotis, L., Beer, M., & Uruchurtu, E. (2014). The evaluation of SHU3DED cyber campus : a pilot study. In Huang, R., Kinshuk, S.D.G., Spector, M.J., & Chen, N.-.S. (Eds.) Proceedings - IEEE 14th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2014, (pp. 688-690). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: http://doi.org/10.1109/ICALT.2014.232

Roast, C., & Uruchurtu, E. (2013). Formative evaluation for complex interactive systems. In Collazos, C., Liborio, A., & Rusu, C. (Eds.) Human Computer Interaction : 6th Latin American Conference, CLIHC 2013, Carrillo, Costa Rica, December 2-6, 2013, Proceedings, (pp. 47-54). Springer Verlag: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-03068-5

Al Sharji, S., Beer, M., & Uruchurtu, E. (2013). Enhancing the degree of personalization through Vector Space Model and Profile Ontology. In Thuy, N.T., Ogawa, M., Ho, T.B., Piuri, V., & Tran, X.-.T. (Eds.) Computing and Communication Technologies, Research, Innovation, and Vision for the Future (RIVF), 2013 IEEE RIVF International Conference on, Hanoi, Vietnam, 10 November 2013 - 13 November 2013 (pp. 248-252). IEEE Xplore: http://doi.org/10.1109/RIVF.2013.6719902

Roast, C., Dearden, A., & Uruchurtu, E. (2011). Using and utilizing an innovative media development tool. In Proceeding of IHC & CLIHC 2011 : Proceedings of the 10th Brazilian Symposium on on Human Factors in Computing Systems and the 5th Latin American Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, (pp. 149-156). Porto Alegre, Brazil: Brazilian Computer Society / ACM

Roast, C., Uruchurtu, E., & Dearden, A. (2011). The programming-like-analysis of an innovative media tool. In Psychology of Porgramming Interest Group Annual Conference, University of York, 6 September 2011 - 8 September 2011.

Zhang, X., & Uruchurtu, E. (2011). A User Experience Perspective of Design for Context-Aware Adaption. 2011 Seventh International Conference on Intelligent Environments. http://doi.org/10.1109/ie.2011.47

Uruchurtu, E., Lockley, E., Roast, C., Keefe, T., & Williams, N. (2010). Understanding user requirements and expectations of digital learning resources. Workshop Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2010, 158-166.

Uruchurtu, E., Lockley, E., Roast, C., & De Bleecker, I. (2009). Usability evaluation of OpenWeb transcoding. In 11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Bonn, Germany, 15 September 2009 - 18 September 2009. http://mobilehci.uni-siegen.de/proceedings2009/ic318-uruchurtu.pdf

Burley, K., Uruchurtu, E., & Walton, J. (2009). Enhancing the learning experience of post-graduate students from the Indian Sub-Continent. In EAIR Forum, Vilnius, Lithuania, 23 August 2009 - 26 August 2009. http://www.eair.nl/forum/vilnius/academicevents.asp

Uruchurtu, E., Lockley, E., Roast, C., & De Bleecker, I. (2009). Usability evaluation of OpenWeb transcoding. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series.

Uruchurtu, E., Rist, R., & MacKinnon, L. Interface Affect and Familiarity: Some Implications for Designing the Interaction. In People and Computers XX — Engage, (pp. 73-82). Springer London: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84628-664-3_7

Book chapters

Beer, M., Crowther, P., & Uruchurtu, E. (2008). Collaborative online learning and accessibility. In Lytras, M., Gasevic, D., Ordonez de Pablos, P., & Huang, W. (Eds.) Technology enhanced learning : best practices. (pp. 81-106). IGI Global: http://www.igi-global.com/book/technology-enhanced-learning/977

Theses / Dissertations

Nisiotis, L. (2015). A cyber campus to support students experiencing barriers accessing education. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Beer, M., & Uruchurtu, E.


Waudby, C., Uruchurtu, E., & Lazenby, Michele, (2018). Day of the Dead. SIA Photography, poetry, music, dance.

Postgraduate supervision

Louis Nisiotis 'A Cyber Campus to Support Learning'
Safiya Al-Sharji 'Providing Personalized Information Based on Individual Interests and Preferences'
Sha Liang 'Human factors approach for enhancing the ageing population’s experience using augmented reality'
Kenneth Attard 'Increasing Efficiency in Cloud Computing from the User Perspective by Adaptive Profiling'

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