Lecturer in Cybersecurity and Networks; Program Leader for MSc Advanced Security & Cybercrime; Winner of Outstanding Woman in Cyber (Scottish Cyber Awards 2017)
Lecturer in Cybersecurity
Smith, S., Smith, C., Taylor-Smith, E., & Gemma, W. (2017, June). Taking education for granted: the role of placement in computing science. Presented at Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland
The importance of placements and internships was highlighted in the 2016 Shadbolt Review of Computer Science Degree Accreditation and Graduate Employability – indeed the secon...
McLuskie, D. Enhanced educational framework for networking. (Thesis)
Teaching and assessing students in the practical side of networking can be achieved through the use of simulators. However the network simulators are limited in what can they ...
Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, S., & Smith, C. (2017, December). Placement or practicalities? Barriers and disincentives to work experience, as reported by computing students. Paper presented at Society for Research Into Higher Education (SRHE) Annual Conference, Newport, Wales
Having relevant work experience, such as a placement or internship, is valued by employers in the technology sector and can improve employment outcomes for computing graduates...
Edinburgh Napier Funded
Having relevant work experience, such as a placement or internship, is valued by employers in the technology sector and can improve employment outcomes for computing graduates. However, gaining good w...
The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance
This first international symposium on Post Graduate Cyber Security (PGCS) will bring together postgraduate research students working in cybersecurity areas. It is a forum for early researchers to pres...
Sporting Chance Initiative
Dirt School are looking to develop their digital platform, and find new ways of teaching students. They have a requirement for a digital teaching solution that will use innovative video features to al...
12 January 2018
In summer 2017 all the PhD students in academic departments that hold membership of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) were invited to recognise th...
01 February 2017
23 June 2016
Dr Brian Detlor has been appointed Visiting Professor to the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University. This appointment formalises Brian’s long-standing relationship...
31 October 2018
31 October 2018
Please join us for the closing event of the PhD masterclass. As a reminder, PhD masterclass was a seminar series run last semester to promote knowledge and skills exchange bet...
16 October 2018
16 October 2018
All are welcome to a School of Computing seminar from Greg Gagne of Westminster College in Salt Lake City. The seminar is entitled "Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (P...
06 September 2017
06 September 2017
This seminar reports on recent research designed to understand how community-level elected representatives (Scotland’s community councillors)
1. learn about their roles...
Lecturer in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics
Dean of Computing
Senior Research Fellow
Rutter, M. J., Alshehri, A. & Smith, S. (2017, March). An implementation of the extended technology acceptance model for understanding students' perceptions of learning management systems: a study within tertiary institutions in Saudia Arabia. Poster presented at 11th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia
The rapid evolution of e-learning around the world is inspiring many educational and business institutions to adopt it. E-learning is motivated by compelling advantages such a...
Webster, G., Smith, S. & Smith, C. (2016, December). Learning for the Workplace: Exploring professional identity in search of meaningful alternatives to student work placement. Paper presented at Society for Research into Higher Education 2016, Cardiff, Wales
Moves towards the marketisation of higher education have led to greater priority being placed upon students undertaking relevant work experience while they study. Recognising ...
Smith, C. & Smith, S. (2016, September). Matching and mismatch: understanding employer expectations of work placement applicants. Paper presented at ACEN, Sydney, Australia
The success and sustainability of work-integrated learning (WIL) is an abiding concern for universities, as institutions seek to mainstream WIL within academic programmes. A ...
Smith, S., Smith, C., Taylor-Smith, E., Fotheringham, J. & Dencer-Brown, I. (2016, June). Exploring student identity through a university-wide graduate employability initiative. Paper presented at WACE International Research Symposium, Victoria, Canada
Universities are adopting institution-wide projects designed to enhance opportunities for student work placements and work-related learning across all subject disciplines, as ...
Smith, S., Smith, C. F., & Varey, A. (2015, October). Women in ICT: exploring professional Identity on an executive masters program. Paper presented at 6th Annual Conference on Computer Science Education: Innovation and Technology (CSEIT 2015)
Despite years of purposeful activity there is still a shortfall in the numbers of women enrolling onto computing courses in the UK and elsewhere, while many who join the profe...
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...
Ramirez, N., Smith, S., Smith, C., Berg, T., Strubel, B., Ohland, M., & Main, J. (2015, August). Making co-op work: a comparative exploration of student attitudes to co-op programs in the United States and the United Kingdom. Paper presented at World Conference on Co-op and Work Integrated Learning (WACE 19th)
University engineering and computing courses have a long tradition of co-operative education that plays a vital role in developing students' applied skills and giving confiden...
Irving, C., Hall, H. & Brettle, A. (2015, June). How can information literacy be modelled from a lifelong learning perspective?. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2015, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland
Traditionally much research into information literacy has focused on one area: it prioritises investigations into the information literacy skills of those in education. Provis...
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...
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...
Smith, S., & Smith, C. F. (2014, July). What’s in it for me? Making the case for paid student placements in computer science. Paper presented at STEM 2014, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Recognising the need for skilled computer science graduates, the university funding body in Scotland, the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) is supporting a Scotland-wide student ...
Lawson, A., & Macfarlane, R. (2014, April). Embedding programming skills to support the student journey in networking, security and digital forensics. Paper presented at HEA STEM Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2014: Enhancing the STEM Student Journey, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
The development of programming skills by Networking graduates, and Security and Digital Forensics graduates is highly sought after by employers, both in industry, and in acade...
Higher Education Academy
We have published the following papers:
Smith, C., Smith, S., Irving, C. 2013 Can pay? Should pay? A comparison of outcomes for paid and unpaid work opportunities for employers and students, HEA...
Scottish Funding Council
Between 2010 and 2014, e-Placement Scotland worked with industry to create over 800 paid placements for students in Scotland’s universities and colleges. The project team disseminated widely to both e...
The thesis describes an investigation into how people learn to cope with non-discretionary use of digital technologies. This includes...
Professor Hazel Hall has won the SICSA PhD Supervisor of the Year Silver Award 2017
12 January 2018
A new collaboration between Edinburgh Napier and global telecommunications company Huawei Technologies is set to aid the University in developing talent for future careers in Information and Communica...
1 February 2017
Dr Brian Detlor appointed Visiting Professor to the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University
22 June 2016
16:00 in CoRe44 (room C44) Merchiston Campus
31 October 2018
CoRe44, room C44, Merchiston
15 October 2018
Core44, room C44, Merchiston Campus
5 September 2017
C19, Merchiston Campus
19 June 2017
G2, Merchiston Campus
18 June 2017
219 Colinton Road
19 April 2017 - 20 April 2017
C19, Merchiston, Edinburgh Napier University.
16 June 2016 - 22 June 2016
H5 & H9 Merchiston Campus
10 May 2016
Tuesday 23 February 2016, West Park Dundee
24 February 2016
7th March 2016
18 February 2016