Aurora Constantin

Research Associate at University of Edinburgh

Aurora is a University Teacher and a post-doctoral researcher at the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh (UoE), UK. In 2015, she was awarded a PhD in Informatics by the UoE. She also received a PhD degree in Physics from the University of Craiova (Romania) in 2000.

Her research interests are in the area of Human-Computer Interaction, with a specific focus on designing educational and assistive technology by including various stakeholders through Participatory Design, User-Centred Design, and Action Research.

Aurora leads the CISA HCI group within the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh. Currently, Aurora is working on a project that aims to design a technology-based tool to help children with autism express their creativity during the Participatory Design process (in collaboration with the EPCC, University of Edinburgh). Previously, she worked as a teacher of Physics for more than 20 years.