Meet the team

Catherine Chavula

Catherine Chavula, Lecturer

Catherine's research is in Information Retrieval (IR), focusing on complex search contexts such as learning and creativity, as well as all aspects of IR for low-resource languages. Her research integrates both human and computational perspectives to investigate search systems, including the understanding of user interaction behaviour in specific contexts, and the development of datasets and computational techniques to enhance the search experience for users within those contexts.

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Emma Nicol, Lecturer in Information Behaviour

Emma’s main research interests are Information Behaviour and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Her experience of empirical investigations of information seeking and user interactions with technology encompasses studies in many human contexts and occupational domains including Education, Healthcare, Law, FinTech and Cultural Heritage.