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 and is an associate member of the Centre for Security, Communications & Network Research within the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom. Paul has delivered keynotes, invited presentations, workshops and seminars across the world for audiences including RSA Security, Sri Lanka CERT, ITU and the IEEE. He 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, an Honorary Fellow of the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science, a Fellow of the BCS and a Senior Member of the ACS/Certified Professional. He is the author of over 80 papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings and edited 29 proceedings.

Together with colleagues at Plymouth University (Dr Bogdan Ghita and Prof. Steven Furnell), Paul co-invented the ICAlert platform. ICAlert is a managed device that monitors Internet access (initially aimed at primary and secondary schools), targeting users attempting to access illegal content (child abuse images) as well as terrorist content. In February 2017, following several years of trials, a commercial product was launched in collaboration with the SouthWest Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation.


  • –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
  • Honorary Fellow of the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science

Research Areas

  • Computer System Security (080303)