I am a post-doctoral Research Associate in the in the School of Computing Science at Newcastle University, where I work in the Digital Interaction group, based in the Culture Lab. I finished my PhD with a thesis entitled Usable, Secure and Deployable Graphical Passwords, a project that was funded by Microsoft Research

My research interests cut across a number of aspects of security, privacy and human-computer interaction. Much of my research has centred around user authentication with recent output exploring usability and security aspects of Graphical Passwords. My current research explores a broader array of topics in security and human-computer interaction: for instance I have always been curious about the application of crowdsourcing to the running of empirical studies; the role of a design process in user-centred security; and studying how security works in circumstances that deviate from normal expectations. My outlook is to do research that could actually improve people's lives. My Google Scholar profile is here.

During 2007 I was I Research Associate in the Informatics Research Institute I was involved on a number of interesting projects documented on the projects page. In 2008 I interned at the Nokia Research Centre in Helsinki, Finland within the Trustworthy Communications and Identities group. In 2010 I interned at Microsoft Research Cambridge in the Socio-Digital Systems group.

Away from research I'm a keen sportsman, into football, cricket (it's an English thing!). Also I completed the Great North Run -- a half-marathon -- in 2007, 2009, 2011 to raise funds for Martin House Children's Hospice

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