Dr Iain Reid

I am a Lecturer in Cybercrime in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Portsmouth. I completed my PhD in Psychology at the University of Lincoln where my work focused on developing a holistic, risk-based and future focused approach to deception. I conducted my post-doctoral research at the University of Malta, and in the School of Computing at the University of Portsmouth, with my later research focusing on human cyber security risk across working age populations. 

My current research focuses on social and behavioural approaches to cybercrime and security. I am currently exploring perceptions of security and risk amongst software developers, innovative approaches to cyber deception for defence, and digital footprints and emissions. 

Career highlights

  • Becoming a Chartered Psychologist, and a Committee Member of the British Psychological Society’s Defence and Security Psychology Section.
  • Named as a SPRITE+ Rising Star (2021)
  • Alongside colleagues, our paper “Design thinking for cyber deception” was nominated for Best Paper in the Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.
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