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Chancellor's Fellow, University of Strathclyde

Karen Renaud is a Scottish computing Scientist working on all aspects of Human-Centred Security and Privacy. She was educated at the Universities of Pretoria, South Africa and Glasgow. She is particularly interested in deploying behavioural science techniques to improve security behaviours, and in encouraging end-user privacy-preserving behaviours.

Karen collaborates with academics at UNISA, Rhodes, UWS in South Africa; TU Darmstadt and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, University of Washington and Mississippi State University in the USA, and with academics at York, Sunderland and Teesside Universities in the UK.


  • –present
    Renaud, Rhodes University


  • 2000 
    Rhodes University, Cyber Security