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Stephen Swales


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Senior Lecturer

I have a BSc in Information Technology and I am currently a Cisco Certified Academy Instructor.

Teaching and supervision

I teach on the following courses:


And on the following modules:

  • Network Fundamentals
  • Wireless and Wide Area Networks
  • Foundations of Cybersecurity
  • Computer Architectures and Networks

Research interests for potential research students

  • Network Technologies
  • Network Security
  • Cybersecurity

I specialise in the following areas:

Computer Architectures:
In this area I specialise in teaching students how to build and set up PCs and tailoring them to suit the needs of applications software.

Computer Networks:
Looking at all aspects of computer networks including routing and switching in both local and wide area networks, both wired and wireless. I am a certified Cisco Academy Instructure (CCAI) and deliver Cisco's CCNA qualification as part of my networking modules as an additional learning opportunity for students.

Network Security and Cybersecurtiy:
A really important area for all of us. The security of our data and conversations is extremely important for all systems users well-being. I show student how to take the networks they build or simulate and show them how to make them secure from hacker attack and other network nuisances or dangers. I do this from both the infrastructure point of view (Network Security) and the user/systems point of view (Cybersecurity).

Last updated 03 August 2022