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Paul Haskell-Dowland

Associate Dean (Computing and Security), Edith Cowan University

Associate Professor Paul Haskell-Dowland is the Associate Dean for Computing and Security in the School of Science at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia. Paul has delivered keynotes, invited presentations, workshops, professional development/training and seminars across the world for audiences including RSA Security, Sri Lanka CERT, ITU and IEEE. He has appeared on local and national media (newspaper, radio and tv) commenting on current cyber issues as well as contributions through articles published in The Conversation. Paul has more than 20 years of experience in cyber security research and education in both the UK and Australia.

Paul is the Working Group Coordinator and the ACS/Australian Country Member Representative to the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee 11 (TC11 - Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems), the secretary to IFIP Working Group 11.1 (Information Security Management) and a member of the ACS Cyber Security Committee, a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority, a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Fellow of the BCS and a Senior Member of the ACS/Certified Professional. He is the author of 90 papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings and edited 29 proceedings.

Paul can be followed on Twitter (@pdowland).


  • 2016–present
    Associate Dean (Computing and Security), Edith Cowan University
  • 2000–2016
    Associate Head for Computing, University of Plymouth


  • 2004 
    University of Plymouth, UK, PhD
  • 2001 
    University of Plymouth, UK, Postgraduate Certificate of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LTHE)
  • 1998 
    University of Plymouth, UK, B.Sc. (Hons) Computing and Informatics

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Intelligent Building Security: An investigation into Vulnerabilities, Current Practice and Security Management Best Practice
    Funding Source:
  • 2017
    Increasing low SES female participation in computer and security science
    Funding Source:
    Edith Cowan University
  • 2015
    KTP Associate Project (Essential 6, Paignton)
    Funding Source:
    DTI (UK)
  • 2013
    Superfast Network Monitoring Project
    Funding Source:
    Cornwall Development Company
  • 2012
    Network Monitoring Proof of Concept Project
    Funding Source:
    Not disclosed

Professional Memberships

  • FBCS (Fellow of British Computer Society)
  • Secretary & Webmaster, IFIP TC11 Working Group 11.1 on Information Security Management
  • Member of the IFIP TC 11 Working Group 11.12 on Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance
  • Member of the UK Council of Professors and Heads of Computing (CPHC)
  • SMIEEE (Senior Member of the IEEE)
  • Working Group Coordinator, IFIP TC11
  • Senior Member of the ACS - Certified Professional MACS (Snr) CP and IP3P

Research Areas

  • Computer System Security (080303)