Research Outputs


Dwyer, A. (2018). “The NHS cyber-attack: A look at the complex environmental conditions of WannaCry.” RAD Magazine, 44, 512: 25-26. Link.

Hodgetts, T., Grenyer, R., Greenhough, B., McLeod, C., Dwyer, A. and Lorimer, J., 2018. The microbiome and its publics: A participatory approach for engaging publics with the microbiome and its implications for health and hygiene. EMBO reports, [online] 19(6). Available at: <>.


Dwyer, A. (2015). “UK Academic Cyber Security Research: Best Practice for CommercialisationUniversity of Oxford.” Available here.


Dwyer, A. (2015). ‘Future Fossils: The Pacemaker’. [Online] Society and Space (Open Site). Available here.

Invited Talks and Media

Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, UK.

Speaker, “Securing the ‘Smart’ Grid”, 31 May 2018. Slides available here.

Cyber Security Seminar, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford Oxford, UK.

Speaker, “Malware Ecologies: Exploring the Geographies of Cybersecurity”, 15 December 2017. (

UK Radiological and Radiation Oncology Congress (UKRCO) Manchester, UK.

Panelist, “What happened to the NHS? (Overview of the malicious software, why it happened, and are we at risk of it happening again?)”, 12 June 2017.(

BBC Radio 4, “You & Yours”.

Cybersecurity expert answering questions from general public on specific issues and general guidance. 3 November 2015, 1215 – 1300. (Full episode:

Conference Presentations

“Approaching Computation in Political Geography.” New Frontiers in Political Geography. University of Oxford; Oxford, UK. 25 September 2018.

“Negotiating maliciousness: The (Auto)Ethnographic “Becoming-Analyst.” S30W: Ethnographies of Technologies & the Security State. European International Studies Association Pan-European Conference (EISAPEC); Prague, Czech Republic. 15 September 2018.

“Automating the laboratory? Folding securities of malware.” New Geographies of Automation? (2): Spacings. RGS-IBG Annual Conference; Cardiff, UK. 29 August 2018.

“Rethinking Space in Cybersecurity.” Smart Cities. CDT in Cyber Security Student Conference; Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, UK. 4 May 2018.

“The Malicious Transience: a malware ecology.” Machinic Encounters. Transient Topographies: Space and Interface in Literature and Art Conference; NUI Galway, Ireland. 21 April 2018.

“Maliciously corrupting spaces of the (non)object.” Geography’s Technology: Conceptualising technology, technics and the technological (2): Technicity. RGS-IBG Annual Conference; London, UK. 31 August 2017.

“Place-faking: fermenting resistance through digital productions of space” with J. Shaw. The Museum of Contemporary Commodities: creative propositions and provocations on the heritages of data-trade-place-value. RGS-IBG Annual Conference. London, UK. 1 September 2017.

“Situating Cyberspace(s): Ethnography as Depth.” Of Other Cybersecurities, Royal Holloway, University of London; Egham, UK. 15 June 2017.

“A More-than-Human Security: Performances of a Malware Politics.” Exploring the Modular, Material and Performative Politics of Security. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. Boston, USA. 8 April 2017.

“A Model for Future Security Cooperation: ICANN and the Conficker Working Group.” ICANN56. Helsinki, Finland. 26 July 2016.

“The kiss of death: an algorithmic curse.” Living with Algorithms Workshop. Royal Holloway, University of London. London, UK. 9 June 2016.

“W32.Stuxnet: An Olympic Games.” Moving Together – Exploring the nexus between disparate approaches to movement. Durham University. Durham, UK. 4 May 2016.

“The Pacemaker: Tracing cyber (re)territorialisations.” Future Fossils? Specimens from the 5th millennium “Return to Earth” expedition. RGS-IBG Annual Conference. Exeter, UK. 3 September 2015.