Welcome to my personal site, which hosts a blog, links to other profile pages, and an overview of research and the products of this.
I am a Cyber Security DPhil (PhD) student at the University of Oxford, based at the university’s School of Geography and the Environment. I came to Oxford, and remain part of, the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security, as part of cohort of individuals from a range of disciplines including computer science, mathematics, international relations, along with mine in geography. I am supervised by Dr Beth Greenhough and Professor Derek McCormack who expertly help me through this process.
My research is explicitly on the study of malicious software. In particular, on what I argue needs to be an ecological approach to malware. This draws on a range of case studies, an (auto)ethnographic engagement in a malware research lab, and insight to how social theory may aid in our comprehension of something that exceeds a technical and/or societal approach. Read more here.
In addition to the work around my DPhil, I have been a research assistant on the Good Germs, Bad Germs project, taken part in data walks, and have taught on courses on ‘Advanced Security’ in the Department of Computer Science and ‘Digital Geographies’ in the School of Geography and the Environment. I am also part of the TORCH Network ‘Life Itself in Theory and Practice‘ which is a new 2018 collaboration across disciplines to look at how life is thought of.