Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS)


Dr Artemis Skarlatidou

Artemis studied Geography before she moved to London in 2004 to do an MSc in GIScience at University College London (Dept. of CEGE). In 2007 she started her Engineering Doctorate, sponsored by ARUP and EPSRC, in Virtual Environments Imaging and Visualisation (Dept. of Computer Science) and in 2011 she got the EPSRC Doctoral Prize Award. She is now a teaching and research fellow in the ExCiteS group.

In her EngD research she developed a framework for investigating trust and proposed a novel trust-oriented interface design for Web GIS applications that support public decision-making. She applied and evaluated her findings in the context of the site selection of a nuclear waste disposal facility in the UK. In her postdoctoral fellowship she extended her work in the online public crime mapping context and she developed and tested crime geovisualisations that improve public trust and usefulness.  

At the moment she is working on Doing It Together Science (DITOs) and the WeGovNow projects. Her research interests include Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and User Experience aspects (e.g. usability, aesthetics, trust) of geospatial technologies and especially of Web GIS representations for expert and public use and citizen science applications. She is also interested in trust issues within the context of VGI; Risk Communication within the context of PPGIS; philosophical, as well as, ethical issues for the ‘appropriate’ and effective use of geospatial and citizen science technologies.


HCI, User Experience, Trust, Usability, Web GIS, Risk Communication, VGI, Aesthetics, Citizen Science

Contact Details

e-mail: a [dot] skarlatidou [at] ucl [dot] ac [dot] uk

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7679 0447 


Dr Artemis Skarlatidou

Dr Artemis Skarlatidou


117 Chorley Building


  • UCL Teaching Fellow
    Dept of Civil, Environ &Geomatic Eng
    Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL