Lecturer Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre | PhD Candidate in Image Forensics and Cyber | Councillor, University of Adelaide

Richard Matthews is Lecturer and PhD Student at the University of Adelaide. His research areas are broadly related to the emerging fields of Cyber. Specifically, his specialisations include the forensic identification of digital image sensors using sensor pattern noise, wearables, social engineering and advanced manufacturing technologies including additive manufacturing.

Prior to joining the academy, he served in the Royal Australian Air Force as an Officer and received the Australian Defence Medal. He received a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with honours in 2014 from the University of Adelaide. He has been a casual academic with the University of Adelaide since 2015 and is current teaching courses relating to 3D prototyping, design and additive manufacturing with the University's Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre. He has previously served on the University's Academic Board and is currently serving his second elected term as a member of the University of Adelaide's governing council.


  • 2017–present
    Academic Consultant, Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre, University of Adelaide
  • 2015–present
    PhD Candidate, Unviersity of Adelaide
  • 2015–present
    Tutor, University of Adelaide
  • 2017–present
    Councillor, University of Adelaide


  • 2014 
    University of Adelaide, Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Hons)


  • 2019
    An analysis of optical contributions to a photo-sensor's ballistic fingerprints, Digital Investigation
  • 2019
    Isolating lens effects from source camera identification using sensor pattern noise, Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Comparison of methods for 3D evidence reconstruction
    Primary Investigator
    Funding Source:
    National Institute of Forensic Sciences

Professional Memberships

  • Institution of Engineers Australia
  • Australian and New Zealand Forensic Sciences Society
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers


Australian Defence Medal