My research interests relate to military innovation, artificial intelligence and emerging cybersecurity threats. I am currently completing my doctoral research at Royal Holloway (University of London), with visiting fellow affiliations at NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre Of Excellence and with the Belfer Center (Harvard Kennedy School).  I work part-time at the NATO CCDCOE. and am Co-Chair of the Offensive Cyber Working Group (OCWG).

I have a lot of enthusiasm for the broader field, and usually have a number of side-projects in progress at any one time. 

Professional Experience

I have contracted for: NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence; CyberFish; Research Institute for Socio-Technical Cyber Security (UK NCSC collaboration project); Winsland Consulting; ChangeGap; Cybsafe (UK Government project); Royal Holloway (Cabinet Office & GCHQ research project), King's College London (King's Policy Institute) and the Baltic Defence College. These were predominantly research positions, though I have also lectured and designed strategic cyber wargaming scenarios.

2017-2020 - Part-time CREST Strategic Intelligence Associate - Barclays Bank PLC
2015 - 2017 - Digital Innovation Manager & Regulatory Business Analyst - Barclays PLC

I have held research affiliations with the Institute for Technology and Society (via the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office).

I also provide pro-bono research perspectives to a range of projects to organisations including the Royal United Services Institute, We and AI, Rising Women in Cyber, and FS-ISAC (the Financial Services - Information Sharing and Analysis Center).


Prior to 2015, I have experience in banking operations, renewable energy and in technical IT recruitment.

Education & Certificates

2017-2022 - Information Security at the Center for Doctoral Training (Royal Holloway, University of London)
The CDT includes a taught master's equivalent programme in information security.
2011-2014 - Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of Oxford (2.1 Hons)

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (2020) and CREST Registered Thread Intelligence Analyst (2020) 

I also have a shorter (1 page) industry CV (and longer academic version) available on request.