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Professor David Millard


Research interests

  • Hypertext Systems
  • Interactive Digital Narratives 
  • Mixed Reality Games

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Accepting applications from PhD students.

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Address: B32, East Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)

How to update your personal details

Profile photo
Upload your profile photo in Subscribe (opens in a new tab). Your profile photo in Pure is not linked to your public staff profile. Choose a clear, recent headshot where you are easily recognisable. Your image should be at least 340 by 395 pixels. 

To change your name or prefix title contact Ask HR (opens in new tab)  If you want to update an academic title you'll need to provide evidence e.g. a PhD certificate. The way your name is displayed is automatic and cannot be changed. You can also update your post-nominal letters in Subscribe (opens in a new tab).

Job title
Raise a request through ServiceNow (opens in a new tab) to change your job title (40 characters maximum) unless you're on the ERE career pathway. If you're on the ERE path you can not change your main job title, but you can request other minor updates through Ask HR (opens in new tab). If you have more than one post only your main job title will display here, but you can add further posts or roles in other sections of your profile.

Research interests (for researchers only)
Add up to 5 research interests. The first 3 will appear in your staff profile next to your name. The full list will appear on your research page. Keep these brief and focus on the keywords people may use when searching for your work. Use a different line for each one.

In Pure (opens in a new tab), select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading 'Curriculum and research description', select 'Add profile information'. In the dropdown menu, select 'Research interests: use separate lines'.

Contact details
Add or update your email address, telephone number and postal address in Subscribe (opens in a new tab). Use your University email address for your primary email. 

You can link to your Google Scholar, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts through Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’.  In the 'Links' section, use the 'Add link' button. 

Create or connect your ORCID ID in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’ and then 'Create or Connect your ORCID ID'.

Accepting PhD applicants (for researchers only)
Choose to show whether you’re currently accepting PhD applicants or not in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. In the 'Portal details' section, select 'Yes' or 'No' to indicate your choice. 


Dr. David Millard is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton, Electronics and Computer Science, UK. He has been an active member of the international hypermedia community for over twenty five years, firstly in the area of Open and Adaptive hypermedia and later working with Social Media Analytics, Digital Narratives, and Web Science.

David is the Head of the ECS Education Group at Southampton, where he leads a team of 15 Teaching Fellows and Senior Fellows, with a remit to improve teaching and learning across the department. David was previously the Director of Admissions for ECS (from 2012 to 2022), leading the schools admissions strategy and taking responsibility for all undergraduate, postgraduate taught, and post-graduate research admisions activities (such as Open and Visit days). 

David is also a founding member of the Web and Internet Science research group, was vice-chair of ACM SIGWEB (the ACM Special Interest Group on the Web) from 2015-2019, and is the current Chair of the ACM Hypertext steering committee as well as the SIGWEB Liaison for ACM Web Science. He has been a programme committee member for over 35 conference events, including ACM CHI, Web Science, SocInfo, and IEEE ICALT, as well as ACM Hypertext and ICIDS where he also served as the Programme Chair (in 2019 and 2020 respectively). David also serves on the editorial board of the New Review of Hypermedia, published by Taylor and Francis.

David is the co-founder of the Narrative and Hypertext workshop that has been running since 2011, and in 2022 co-edited `The Authoring Problem' published by Springer, containing chapters on Interactive Digital Narrative Authoring theory and tools by leading international researchers. 

He leads a team of PhD students focused on Interactive Narratives and Mixed Reality Spaces, and has previously graduated 34 postgraduate students working in these areas as well as Web Science and e-learning. Many of these students have studied interdisciplinary topics, and he frequently co-supervises with colleagues from other departments, this has included Law, Social Sciences, English, History, Geography, Politics, Education, Film, Psychology, and the WSA. David's students have gone on to varied careers in academia and industry including major technology firms such as IBM and Google, and academic positions in the UK (Oxford, Winchester, Bournemouth, and East Anglia), Malaysia, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia. He has been the external PhD examiner for 9 theses, including students at the Universities of KCL, Lisbon, Trinity College, Manchester, and Nottingham. He has twice been nominated for a Vice-Chancellers Award for his PhD supervision, and in 2020 his student Sifia Kitomilli won the best newcomer award for her research published at ACM Hypertext.

How to update your 'about' section

You can update this in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading and then ‘Curriculum and research description’, select ‘Add profile information’. In the dropdown menu, select - ‘About’.

Write about yourself in the third person. Aim for 100 to 150 words covering the main points about who you are and what you currently do. Clear, simple language is best. You can include specialist or technical terms.

You’ll be able to add details about your research, publications, career and academic history to other sections of your staff profile.

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