Professor Alastair Irons

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Academic Dean for Faculty of Technology

My current subject specific research centres on cybersecurity and digital forensics - particularly on approaches to proactively reducing cybercrime; evaluating threat sharing protocols and procedures; and professional accreditation in digital forensics. I am also interested in pedagogic research in computer science - focusing on problem based learning but also assessment and feedback.

Teaching and supervision

BSc Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics
Advanced Computer Forensics
Current Issues in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics
Advanced Cybersecurity

MSc Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity Fundamentals
Cybersecurity in Organisations
Big Data Security

Professional Doctorate
Contextualisation and Planning

Areas of expertise

  • Digital forensics
  • Cybercrime
  • Cybersecurity
  • Professionalism in computing
  • Accreditation of academic programmes

Last updated 26 September 2018