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Professor, Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde

I am a full Professor at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland, where I lead the Cybersecurity group in the Department of Computing and Information Sciences. I hold a PhD in Computer Science. My career in Computing spans industry and academia. As an academic, my key interests lie in understanding the needs of real people and informing the design of digital technologies that cater for them. I collaborate across disciplines and am adept at translating between them. I have over 70 peer-reviewed publications in journals, conference proceedings and books. Before becoming an academic, I worked in Fintech, Utilities, and manufacturing sectors as a database designer, analyst, and programmer.

With my team, I carry out research into lived experience in the Digital Age, with a focus on cybersecurity, online identity, reputation, and trust. We traverse disciplinary boundaries, drawing on Human-Computer Interaction, psychology, sociology, digital anthropology and design. We welcome collaboration with researchers in the UK and internationally.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    Chair professor, University of Strathclyde
  • 2016–2020
    Chair professor, University of Dundee
  • 2013–2016
    Reader, University of Dundee
  • 2011–2013
    Lecturer & EPSRC Post-doctoral research fellow, University of Dundee

Education

  • 2013 
    University of Dundee, PgCert THE
  • 2011 
    University of Aberdeen, PhD Computing Science
  • 2006 
    Napier University , MSc (Distinction) Multimedia and Interactive Systems

Grants and Contracts

  • 2022
    AP4L: Adaptive PETs to Protect and emPower People during Life Transitions
    Role:
    CI
    Funding Source:
    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
  • 2018
    Cumulative Revelations of Personal Data
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
  • 2017
    Keeping Secrets Online
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    CREST CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE ON SECURITY THREATS
  • 2017
    TAPESTRY
    Role:
    CO-INVESTIGATOR
    Funding Source:
    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
  • 2013
    Tweeting the Blues: Identifying Symptoms of Depression in Young Adults Through Twitter Feeds
    Role:
    Co-investigator
    Funding Source:
    2012 Scottish Crucible Award
  • 2013
    Charting the Digital Lifespan.
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    EPSRC Sandpit on Digital Personhood
  • 2013
    Tales of Dying@Home: The role of personal health data in facilitating the wishes of the dying
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Projects for Scotland Fund
  • 2013
    Stop Traffic: Unweaving the Web of Online Human Trafficking
    Role:
    Co-investigator
    Funding Source:
    2012 Scottish Crucible Award
  • 2011
    Digital Inheritance.
    Role:
    Fellow
    Funding Source:
    EPSRC Post-doctoral Research Fellowship (Cross-Disciplinary Interfaces)