My doctoral research interests relate to military innovation, artificial intelligence and emerging cybersecurity threats. I am currently completing my doctoral research at Royal Holloway UoL, with visiting fellow affiliations at NATO CCDCOE and with the Belfer Center (Harvard Kennedy School).  

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

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) 

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.

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