Lecturer in Cybersecurity and Networks; Program Leader for MSc Advanced Security & Cybercrime; Winner of Outstanding Woman in Cyber (Scottish Cyber Awards 2017)
Gray, P. (2019). Film: On the Outside
On the Outside, is the outcome of an educational film project that was a collaboration with women who were serving sentences in HMP Polmont.
The project was undertaken in two ...
Gray, A. (2018, April). Introducing 'Detective McLevy’s Casebook' and the Napier Big Read Campaign. Presented at Crime Fiction(s): Victorian and Neo-Victorian Narratives of Crime and Punishment, Edinburgh
NO abstract available.
Levy, L., Santhkumaran, D., & Whitecross, R. W. (2014). What Works to Reduce Crime - A Survey of the Evidence. Edinburgh: Scottish Government
A systematic review of the available literature based on a logic model approach to crime reduction.
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
This research project consists of an exploratory qualitative study on the provision of restorative justice (RJ) services in Scotland at the level of local authorities. RJ is a process of facilitated d...
Unity is a EU Horizon 2020 funded project under the Secure Societies theme of the Fight against Crime and Terrorism on Community Policing in Europe. The vision of Unity is to strengthen the connection...
The Office of Cyber Security & Information Assurance (OCSIA) estimates that the cost of cybercrime to businesses, in the UK alone, is over £21 billion per annum. This project focuses on the real-time ...
31 May 2018
This was the 4th instalment of the Big Data in Cyber Security Conference organised by The Cyber Academy.
It has been co-organised with SBL and it was part of The...
19 December 2016
The world is moving towards Big Data, and with Cyber Security we see the tracking of host and network events as one of its leading applications. Threats to organisations incre...
01 April 2016
Michael J Driscol from the FBI will present the end note talk at Big Data in Cyber Security conference on 10 May 2016. He will join leading speakers, including from HPE, RSA, ...
10 June 2019
10 June 2019
The School of Applied Sciences, in collaboration with SIPR, warmly invite you to attend what will be a fascinating insight by Ben Bradford, Professor of Global City Policing a...
17 August 2018
17 August 2018
Have you ever admitted to something you didn't do? At home? At work? What would it take to own up to breaking the law? It's surprisingly common for innocent people to confess ...
19 July 2018
19 July 2018
It is difficult to imagine admitting to something that you didn't do, especially something so serious as committing murder. There are however numerous documented cases of inno...
Associate Professor of Criminology
Manager, The Cyber Academy
Moran, C. (2014). Beyond the state: the future of international criminal law. Edinburgh: International Crimes Database
This work examines the development of international criminal law, and by default the
International Criminal Court, towards the protection of the individual. The link to State ...
Wooff, A. & Smith, B. (2011). Policing vulnerability? The impacts and implications of no cold calling zones in Angus. Edinburgh, Scotland: Scottish Institute for Policing Research
Doorstep crime is an increasingly prevalent issue within neighbourhoods around the UK (Doorstoppers, 2011).
There were 12,612 cases of distraction theft in 2005, but crimes co...
Fernandez Sepulveda, A. Evaluation of digital identity using Windows CardSpace. (Thesis)
The Internet was initially created for academic purposes, and due to its success, it has been extended to commercial environments such as e-commerce, banking, and email. As a ...
Naylor, A. S. R. A critique of the implementation of crime and intelligence computing in three British Police forces 1976-1986. (Thesis)
The study will examine the introduction of the computerisation of crime and intelligence recording in three police forces in the United Kingdom in the decade 1976-1986. The ...
Kelly, L. A. The nature and effectiveness of monitoring and evaluation of social inclusion projects in Scotland: an exploratory analysis. (Thesis)
The research examined the experiences of professional workers engaged in the
monitoring and evaluation of Scottish social inclusion projects, in order to address
the research ...
Bishop, D. (2017, September). The Love That Dare Not Solve Pre-Victorian Crimes. Paper presented at Criminal Heritage: Crime, Fiction, and History
In recent decades gay and lesbian detectives have emerged as a growing, overt presence in crime fiction. But queer sleuths remain hard to find in historical mystery fiction, e...
Li Chung, K., Charles, K., Neill, C. & Willis, A. (2016, July). How evil people choose their victims: The Dark Triad and perceptions of personality traits and vulnerability. Poster presented at 18th European Conference on Personality, Timișoara, Romania
The Dark Triad (DT) – Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy – is associated with grandiosity, insensitivity, and exploitation. Some people are found to be more sensiti...
Buchanan, W. J., Ramsay, B., Macfarlane, R., Smales, A., Keane, E., Callahan, C., …Popov, O. (2015, September). Evaluation of the DFET Cloud. Paper presented at Cybercrime Forensics Education and Training (CFET) conference, Canterbury
The DFET (Digital Forensics Evaluation and Training) Cloud creates new training methods/techniques to support judicial authorities, law enforcement agencies and associated sta...
Buchanan, W. J., Ramsay, B., Macfarlane, R., Smales, A., & Russell, G. (2015, June). Teaching penetration and malware analysis in a cloud-based environment. Paper presented at UK Workshop on Cybersecurity Training & Education, Liverpool
This paper outlines evaluation of running a private Cloud-based system over two semesters at Edinburgh Napier University for two modules: Security Testing and Advanced Network...
Buchanan, W. J., & Smales, A. (2015, April). New forensic investigation and training methods in a virtual environment (cloud) (D-FET project). Paper presented at Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism - the EU Research roadmap, Montpellier, France
DFET creates new training methods/techniques to support judicial authorities, law enforcement agencies and associated stakeholders in the fight against cybercrime through the ...
Leimich, P., Ferguson, I., & Coull, N. (2014, November). From crime to court - an experience report of a digital forensics group project module. Paper presented at HEA Teaching Computer Forensics Workshop, Sunderland, UK
This paper discusses the large-scale group project undertaken by BSc Hons Digital Forensics
students at Abertay University in their penultimate year. The philosophy of the pro...
Findlay, C., & Leimich, P. (2014, July). An assessment of data leakage in Firefox under different conditions. Paper presented at CFET 2014: 7th International Conference on Cybercrime Forensics Education & Training, Christ Church,
Data leakage is a serious issue and can result in the loss of sensitive data,
compromising user accounts and details, potentially affecting millions of internet
users. This pa...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
The overall aim of the SURegen consortium is to undertake research to develop a prototype Regeneration Simulator Workbench (RSW) that meets the decision-making challenges that Sustainable Urban Regene...
The primary aim of my thesis is to better understand police and citizen communication via social media in Scotland. This research is impor...
The study will examine the introduction of the computerisation of crime and intelligence re...
Big Data in Cyber Security Conference held at Craiglockhart
30 May 2018
The Cyber Academy are to host the 2nd International Conference on Big Data in Cyber Security on 10 May 2017 and this time the event will scale around the World, with an international collaboration acr...
19 December 2016
FBI to present on Big Data in Cyber Security at International Conference
31 March 2016
Edinburgh Napier University (Sighthill Campus)
9 June 2019
The Stand's New Town Theatre (Venue 7), Studio
16 August 2018
The Banshee Labyrinth, Niddrie Street, Edinburgh, EL1 1LG
18 July 2018
26 April 2018
Edinburgh Napier University
1 March 2018
Both event and exhibition at General Register House, Princes Street, Edinburgh.
13 November 2017
Perth, Kilgraston School
26 October 2017
22 February 2016
17 February 2016
15 September 2012