Our leadership structure reﬂects the interdisciplinary, socio-technical ethos we aim to engender within the cohort. Each leadership role involves a technical and social lead.
Professor Awais Rashid
Professor Awais Rashid is the Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training TIPS-at-scale and our CDT lead for socio-technical approaches to software and infrastructure security. Awais has 20 years of expertise leading large, multi-partner, interdisciplinary projects. He leads Bristol Cyber Security Group (with members from computer science, sociology, psychology, criminology) and is the director of the new UKRI Interdisciplinary Research Centre: REPHRAIN. Previously he was Associate Dean for PG studies and Director of the Science & Technology Graduate School (managing the EPSRC DTP) at Lancaster University (2010-2013). He is a member of the advisory boards for EPSRC’s Digital Economy programme and the UKRI Partnership for Conﬂict, Crime and Security Research; and also serves on two UK government cyber expert groups. He heads the National Cyber Security Programme CyBOK project.
Professor Adam Joinson
Professor Adam Joinson is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training TIPS-at-scale and our CDT lead on human sciences approach to privacy & security. Adam is also programme lead for the online behaviour strand of CREST and serves on two expert committees providing advice to government on human aspects of cyber security.
Professor Richard Owen
Professor Richard Owen has worked with EPSRC to develop responsible innovation into policy, is Co-PI on a large EU grant (e2M) exploring translation of RI into practice, has taught RI at all levels (including current EPSRC CDTs) and was Director of PG Studies at Exeter Business School. Richard is our CDT co-lead on Responsible Innovation and co-creation.
Professor Theo Tryfonas
Theo Tryfonas is the PI of Bristol’s work on the e25M H2020 Lighthouse Project REPLICATE and leads Bristol’s UKCRIC Urban Observatory, as part of a £8M Urban Observatories Network capital equipment grant. He is Director of PG Studies and member of the management group of the Bristol/Bath IDC in Systems. Theo is our CDT co-lead on Training and Student Experience within the CDT.
Dr Laura G.E. Smith
Laura G. E. Smith is a social psychologist with expertise on behavioural science aspects of cybersecurity, and is the CDT lead for Interdisciplinarity. She was PI on the 'Predicting Online Radicalisation' project, funded by the UKRI Partnership for Conﬂict, Crime and Security Research. In 2016, she was awarded a Mid-Career Fellowship from the British Academy. She is co-investigator within the online behaviour stream of CREST, and is Chief Editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology. Laura co-leads on Training and Student Experience within the CDT with Theo Tryfonas
Dr Barney Craggs
Barney Craggs is a lecturer in cyber security within the Bristol Cyber Security Group and AXA Research Fund fellow. As well as his role as the University of Bristol CSO, Barney leads a programme of research in securing UK universities. His own research looks at the role of humans in cyber physical systems with a focus on security ergonomics, cultural practice and decision making. With Richard Owen, Barney co-leads on Responsible Innovation and co-creation within the CDT.