Research Outputs

Academic Outputs

Journal Papers

Lorimer, J., Hodgetts, T., Grenyer, R., Greenhough, B., McLeod, C. and Dwyer, A., 2019. “Making the microbiome public: Participatory experiments with DNA sequencing in domestic kitchens.” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 44 (3): 524 – 541.Making the microbiome public: Participatory experiments with DNA sequencing in domestic kitchens


O’Grady, N., and Dwyer, A.C., 2020. “Cyber Security.” In: Kobayashi, A. (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (Second Edition). Elsevier, Oxford, pp. 135–141. Pre-Print.Cyber Security

PhD (DPhil) Thesis

Dwyer, A. C. (2019). Malware Ecologies: A Politics of Cybersecurity (University of Oxford).

Blog Posts and Magazines

Dwyer, A.C., 2020. “Algorithms Don’t Make Decisions!Digital Societies (Bristol University).

Dwyer, A., and Silomon, J. 2019. “Dangerous Gaming: Cyber-Attacks, Air-Strikes and Twitter.” E-International Relations

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


Dwyer, A. (2015). “Future Fossils: The Pacemaker.” [Online] Society and Space (Open Site).

Non-Academic Outputs

Oxford Analytica


[Contributor] Rashid, A., Hankin, C., & Schneider, S. (2020). “The future of the UK’s Cyber Security Research Position in the World.”

Dwyer, A. (2015). “UK Academic Cyber Security Research: Best Practice for Commercialisation (Short Report).” University of Oxford. Report for the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

Dwyer, A. (2015). “UK Academic Cyber Security Research: Best Practice for Commercialisation.” University of Oxford. Report for the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

Invited Talks

King’s College London Cyber Security Research Group, UK.: Guest Lecture, “Deciding on Choice: Cybersecurity, Politics and (Cyber) War,” (7 November 2019).

Dynamics of Security, Collaborative Research Centre, Marburg, Germany: Guest Lecture, “Computational (re)cognition: new political actors security studies,” (21 May 2019).

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).



LBC Radio, Andrew Pierce: 7-minute interview on cyber-espionage, COVID-19, and Russia hacking in light of a joint claim by UK, USA, and Canada, (17 July 2020). Full episode: Forthcoming. Recorded segment available here…

BBC World Service, World Business Report: Interview with Mike Johnson in a special report on security concerns of teleconferencing software during COVID-19, in particular Zoom, (6 April 2020). Full episode: Coronavirus: can selfies be used for surveillance?

LBC Radio, Nick Ferrari At Breakfast: Expert discussing the UK Labour Party ‘cyber-attack’, (13 November 2019).

BBC Radio 4, You & YoursCybersecurity expert answering questions from general public on specific issues and general guidance, (3 November 2015, 1215 – 1300). Full episode: Call You and Yours: Internet Safety.

Newspapers & Magazines

The Telegraph: Quote, “Who is listening to your Zoom call? Concerns grow over app’s security,” (27 March 2020).

New Scientist: Quote, “Google restricts Huawei’s use of Android,” (25 May 2019, p.7).

BBC News (Online):

  1. Quotes on British Airways and Magecart, “British Airways breach: How did hackers get in?,” (7 September 2018); “British Airways: Suspect code that hacked fliers ‘found’,” (11 September 2018).
  2. Quote on Facebook and malicious plugins, “Facebook sues over ‘data-grabbing’ quizzes,” (11 March 2019).

Conference Presentations

“Curative Anomalies: Computational Imaginaries of ‘Automated’ Security.” Re-Imagining Security: Between Science, Technology and Fiction. Online Workshop. 2 July 2020.

“Can the Computer Speak? Implications for More-than-Human Futures.” Social-Technological and Medical Imaginaries. Topologies of Security: Critical Security Studies in Postcolonial and Postsocialist Scenes. Dynamics of Security [Online]: Gießen, Germany. 29 June 2020.

“(Re)Cognizing War.” Global Politics in the Era of Disruptive Technologies: New Scenarios in an Old World? Standing Group di Relazioni Internazionali (SGRI) Conference, Società Italiana di Scienza Politica: Trento, Italy. 13 June 2019.

“(Re)Cognising Computation: New Political Actors in Security Studies.” Guest Lecture at SFB-TRR 138 ‘Dynamics of Security.’ Marburg, Germany. 28 May 2019.

“Anomalous Structures.” Finance, security, infrastructure – hegemonies in generative practices. Dynamics of Security,  SFB-TRR 138; Gießen, Germany. 21 – 22 March 2019.

“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.