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Dr Liam Turner

Dr Liam Turner

Senior Lecturer

+44 (0)29 2251 0011
Abacws, Senghennydd Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4AG


My primary research interests surround human-computer interaction, social computing, and mobile and ubiquitous computing. In particular I am interested in how technology can be used to better understand human behaviour.


Honours and awards

Examples include:

  • Excellent Reviewer Recognition, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
  • Excellent Reviewer Recognition, ACM international joint conference on pervasive and ubiquitous computing (UbiComp)

Committees and reviewing

Examples include:

  • Conference reviewer, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)
  • Conference reviewer, ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp)
  • Journal reviewer, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing
  • Journal reviewer, International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
  • Journal reviewer, Pervasive and Mobile Computing
  • Associate Chair, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'21)
  • Associate Chair, ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW'21)
  • Programme Committee Member, IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2021)
  • Programme Committee Member, 3rd International Workshop on Ubiquitous Personal Assistance (UPA'18)
  • Programme Committee Member, SMARTICIPATION 2016
  • Programme Committee Member, SmartGuidance2017





  • Morris, R. L., Turner, L. D., Whitaker, R. M. and Giammanco, C. 2020. Breadth verses depth: the impact of tree structure on cultural influence. Presented at: 2020 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling & Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (SBP-BRiMS), Washington DC, USA, 19-21 October 2020Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Modeling: 13th International Conference, SBP-BRiMS 2020, Washington, DC, USA, October 18–21, 2020, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science/Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI Vol. 12268. Springer Verlag, (10.1007/978-3-030-61255-9_9)
  • Ashford, J., Turner, L., Whitaker, R., Preece, A. and Felmlee, D. 2020. Assessing temporal and spatial features in detecting disruptive users on Reddit. Presented at: 10th Workshop on Social Network Analysis in Applications (SNAA 2020), The Hague, Netherlands, 3 August 2020.






A sample list of teaching responsibilities include:

  • Social Computing, Spring 2022, 2023
  • Mobile Development, Spring 2021
  • Web Applications, Autumn 2019
  • Mobile Development with Android, Spring 2018, 2019
  • Informatics, Spring 2017
  • Emerging Technologies, Spring 2017
  • Security and Forensics, Autumn 2017
  • Fundamentals of Information Systems, Spring 2016
  • Supervisor for undergraduate and postgraduate projects


Current supervision

James Ashford

Research student

Paul Murphy

Research student

Bjorn Friedrichs

Research student

Lauren Hudson

Research student


Shannon Costello

Research student