Dr Luigina Ciolfi is Reader in Communication at Sheffield Hallam University's Communication and Computing Research Centre and is affiliated with the Dept. of Computing.
She was previously a lecturer in Interaction Design at the University of Limerick, a visiting professor at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, and a research assistant at the University of Siena. She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Limerick and a Laurea in Communication Sciences (summa cum laude), from the University of Siena, specialising in Human-Computer Interaction.
Luigina is a human-centred computing scholar with interests in heritage, public spaces, work settings, collaboration and participation. She is concerned with the design of technologies to support human interaction within the physical world, based on an understanding of the relationship between people, activities and their locales.
Luigina participated in national and international research projects on the topics of heritage technologies, interaction in public spaces, mobile and nomadic work.
She has published extensively in HCI, CSCW (Computer-Supported Cooperative Work) and Interaction Design, as well as having organised a number of international research events.
She is a member of the National Consultation Panel on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (The Heritage Council of Ireland). She has been an invited speaker in Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, UK, USA, Cyprus and Italy.
Service: Associate Editor and Book Review Editor, the CSCW Journal; Scientific Co-chair COOP 2014; Papers co-chair CSCW 2015; Proceedings chair ECSCW 2009-2013; PC member: ACM CHI, DIS-Designing Interactive System, ACM GROUP, ACM TEI, ACM CSCW, ECSCW, COOP.
She is a professional member of ACM SIGCHI.