David Walsh

  • BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems
  • MSc Computing and Information Systems
  • Currently PhD Candidate in Information Retrieval at Sheffield University
  • BCS Member
Dave Walsh 

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Digital humanities, Development of Web Systems, User Experience Design, Information Retrieval, Human Computer Interaction

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David Walsh
Department of Computer Science
Edge Hill University
L39 4QP
Phone: 01695 657648
Email: David Walsh
Office: THF12
  • Web Design and Development
  • Fundamentals of User Experience Design
  • Server and Client Side Scripting
  • Usability Testing and Data Analysis
  • Professional Web Portfolio
  • Project Supervisor (BSc, MComp, MRes)


David is the BSc Web Design and Development, MComp Web Design and Development, BSc ITMB(information technology for Business), MCOMP Business Information Ssystems Program Leader and a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science; specialising in Web Design and Development, User experience design and Accessible web systems.

David graduated with a BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems in 2003 from Lancaster University and went on to an MSc in Computing and Information systems at John Moores University graduating in 2006. His research interests are in the field of how users interact with the web and more specifically in information retrieval and user experience. His teaching interests and responsibilities lie around educating students in web technologies and programming languages as well as employability. During his Masters, Studies David worked full time as an Associate Tutor for the Computing Department at Edge Hill College. Before joining Edge Hill David spent years working as an Electrical engineer and as an SAP Web Portals Consultant. He is currently studying for his PhD in Information retrieval.
David has led courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in subjects such as Foundations of Computer Science, Web design and Development, Search Engine Optimisation, Object Orientated Programming for the web, Server and Client Side Scripting, Professional Portfolio Development, Designing for Web Standards, Fundamentals of User Experience Design and Usability Testing and Data Analysis to name but a few. He is proactive in the development, and redevelopment, of programmes within the department. He also pro-active in embedding industry experiences and knowledge into the modules and courses within the Computer Science Department. This involves advocating the use of live industry led briefs for coursework, organizing industry guest speakers and industry visits as well as encouraging students to take sandwich placements and part-time work with industry/course relevant companies.

External Academic Activities

David is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and a Member of the Web Standards Group.

Research Publications

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  • Walsh, D., Hall, M.M., Clough, P. et al. 2018. Characterising online museum users: a study of the National Museums Liverpool museum website. International Journal of Digital Libraries. p1-13 [https://doi.org/10.1007/s00799-018-0248-8]
  • Speakman, Robert, Hall, Mark and Walsh, David. 2018. User Engagement with Generous Interfaces for Digital Cultural Heritage. LNCS conference proceedings – Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. TPDL 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol ???. Springer, Cham. ISSN 0302-9743 [https://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/10461/]
  • Walsh D., Hall M., Clough P., Foster J. 2017. The Ghost in the Museum Website: Investigating the General Public’s Interactions with Museum Websites. In: Kamps J., Tsakonas G., Manolopoulos Y., Iliadis L., Karydis I. (eds) Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. TPDL 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10450. Springer, Cham. [https://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/9473/]
  • Walsh, David. Clough, Paul. and Foster, Jonathan. (2016) User Categories for Digital Cultural Heritage. First International Workshop on Accessing Cultural Heritage at Scale, 2016/06/22, Newark, USA, 1611, pp. 3-9, ISSN 1613-0073. [http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/7790/]
  • Walsh, D. and Hall, M. M. 2015. Just Looking Around: Supporting Casual Users Initial Encounters with Digital Cultural Heritage. Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Supporting Complex Search Tasks at ECIR 2015, 1338. [http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/6392/]
  • Peter Alston, David Walsh, and Gary Westhead. 2015. Uncovering “Threshold Concepts” in Web Development: An Instructor Perspective. Trans. Comput. Educ. 15, 1, Article 2 (March 2015), 18 pages. DOI=10.1145/2700513 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2700513
  • Bellot, P. Bogers, T. Geva, S. Hall, M. Huurdeman, H. Kamps, J. Kazai, G. Koolen, M. Moriceau, V. Mothe, J. Preminger, M. SanJuan, E. Schenkel, R. Skov, M. Tannier, X. and Walsh, D. “Overview of inex 2014,” in Information access evaluation. multilinguality, multimodality, and interaction lecture notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing, 2014, vol. 8685, pp. 212-228.[http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/6252/]

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