Director, UNSW Canberra Cyber, UNSW

Nigel Phair is an influential analyst on the intersection of technology, crime and society. He has published two acclaimed books on the international impact of cybercrime, is a regular media commentator and provides executive advice on cybersecurity issues. In a 21 year career with the Australian Federal Police he achieved the rank of Detective Superintendent and headed up investigations at the Australian High Tech Crime Centre for four years.


  • 2011–present
    Director, Centre for Internet Safety, University of Canberra
  • 2004–present
    Senior Fellow, University of Wollongong


  • 2006 
    The Australian National University, Masters, Government & Commercial Law
  • 2002 
    University of New England, Masters, Public Policy

Research Areas

  • Crime Policy (160504)
  • Information And Computing Sciences (08)
  • Law (1801)
  • Computer System Security (080303)