Julie R. Williamson is currently a post-doctoral research at the University of Glasgow as part of the MMH Project and the Starfish project. Her interests include the evaluation of user experience in real world settings, the design and evaluation of performative interactions in public spaces, and the evaluation of whole body interaction for mobile contexts.

Julie received her PhD in Computing Science (2012) at the University of Glasgow, advised by Professor Stephen Brewster. Her thesis, entitled User Experience, Performance, and Social Acceptability: Usable Multimodal Mobile Interaction, explored the evaluation of user experience and social acceptablity of multimodal interactions in public spaces.

She received her Bachelor of Science Cum Laude in Informatics (2008) from the University of California Irvine, working with Professor Paul Dourish on ubiquitous systems that explored public and private interactions.