Lecturer, School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch University

Nik Thompson received his BSc and MSc degrees in Computer Science and Internet Computing in 2002 and 2006 respectively. His PhD examined the role of affective human-computer interaction and he has successfully developed and implemented real-time adaptive intelligent systems that are able to adapt to the emotional state of the user to provide a natural interaction environment.

He currently Lectures at Murdoch University in the Cyber Forensics and Information Security program teaching systems analysis and design at undergraduate level. His research has been published internationally in journals including the Journal of Educational Computing Research, International Journal of ICT Education, and the Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law. His research interests include affective computing, human-computer interaction and information security.


  • 2011–present
    Lecturer, Murdoch University
  • 2007–2011
    Tutor/Research Assistant, Murdoch University
  • 2001–2007
    Systems Consultant, Various


  • 2013 
    Murdoch University, PhD
  • 2006 
    Murdoch University, MSc