Alistair Lawson

Alistair Lawson

Alistair Lawson

Associate Professor


I am a member of the Research Centre for Algorithms, Visualisation and Evolving Systems, member of the CyberAcademy, and co-leader of the Data Science Special Interest Group within the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University.  I supervise Honours, MSc, Internship, and PhD students, and am line manager for a number of Research Staff.  My teaching is in the Software Engineering Subject Group at the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, and I link my modules closely to my research and knowledge exchange experience in order to give students learning experiences and skills that are highly sought after by employers. I am Programme Leader for MSc data Sciences, and I am also School Academic Lead for Quality.

My Research and Knowledge Exchange interests are wide and include successful projects in the areas of software engineering, applications development, healthcare, speech and language, scalable systems, cloud computing, industry 4.0, information sharing, simulation, e-security, e-commerce, and e-learning.

Previous collaborative research grants include the application of computer security within e-Health around the trust and governance of enhanced information sharing, such as around care of the elderly using Trusted Cloud-based services [EPSRC: TS/I002561/1], and around an enhanced Cloud-based e-Health system [EPSRC: TS/H001883/1]. Other work includes research into Privacy, Trust, and Online Reputation.



Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • SICSA Director of Knowledge Exchange


Fellowships and Awards

  • Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards - finalist (eFrail)
  • Scottish Digital Technology Award Finalist (Cloud4Health)
  • Cloud4Health wins 2nd prize for Best IT Project at Digital Innovation Awards
  • Guardian Toolkit project through to the final round of the Convergence Challenge
  • British Computing Society: Technology Excellence Award Finalist
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology: Innovation Award Finalist
  • Mat Miehling wins best final year PhD presention at Faculity Conference
  • National Award winning Knowledge Transfer Project Finalist
  • Alistair Lawson of IIDI and are shortlisted for Interface Excellence Award


Media Activity

  • IIDI collaboration leads to innovation in the delivery of popular Gaelic language teaching resources


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