Dr. Emma Murphy
Member of the Applied Social Computing Research group
Assistant Lecturer in Computer Science, TU Dublin
Dr. Emma Murphy completed and successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled “Designing Auditory Cues for a Multimodal Web Interface” at the Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queen’s University, Belfast in November 2007. The focus of her PhD was in creating ways of using non-speech sounds to convey navigation and spatial information through non-speech audio rather than solely relying on text to speech synthesis. Before embarking on her PhD, Emma completed an MSc in music technology at the University of Limerick. Her undergraduate degree is in Music and Philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin. Emma also received a formal training in classical music at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
Emma is an Assistant Lecturer in the School of Computer Science and teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate courses including Databases and Data Management. Before joining TU Dublin she was a Research Fellow in the Trinity Centre for Practice & Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI) at Trinity College Dublin and also taught UX Design at IADT.
She previously held an IRC postdoctoral research fellowship at Dublin City University, exploring the potential of technology to enhance learning for older adult students. Emma also have international research experience working as a postdoctoral researcher at McGill University in Montreal on a multidisciplinary research project designing and evaluating multimodal user interfaces. In addition to her academic qualifications, Emma has two years work experience in Digital Media at Dv4, a Dublin-based new media company and two years working as an Accessibility Researcher at the Centre for Inclusive Technology at NCBI – working for people with sight loss.