Dr. Reza Montasari
is a Senior Lecturer in Cyber Threats at the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law in Swansea University. Reza obtained his BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Computing and MSc in Computer Forensics both from the University of South Wales and his PhD in Digital Forensics from the University of Derby. He is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and a Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (MCSFS). Reza’s main research interests lie in the areas of Digital Forensics, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security but also include Cyber Terrorism, Cyber Law and Cyber Criminology. He has authored numerous journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, media articles and recently co-authored an edited volume in his fields of expertise. Reza frequently presents at various conferences including the annual International Conference on Global Security, Safety & Sustainability (ICGS3). He has also given a number of invited talks including his recent presentations at International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity (India, virtual conference) and at the College of Policing and The Investigator Spring National Digital Media Investigator’s (DMI) Conference (Oxford, UK., 2019). Reza serves as an Editorial Board Member, a Programme Steering Committee Member and a Reviewer for a number of leading international journals and conferences in the fields of Digital Forensics and Cyber Security. He has previously worked with Cheshire Police Headquarters and South Wales Gwent Police High Tech Crime Units. He is a Member of Strategic Independent Advisory Group at South Wales Police, Wales, U.K. He is also a Guest Writer for Today’s Legal Cyber Risk to provide advice on the latest Cyber Security issues. Reza is an experienced supervisor and examiner of undergraduate and postgraduate candidates, and has recently been appointed as an External Examiner to the University of South Wales, Wales, U.K.
Dr. Victoria Carpenter, BSc (UCF), PhD (Hull), has been the Head of Research Development at the University of Bedfordshire since joining the University in November 2018. Victoria started her academic career in 2001 as a Lecturer in Spanish at the University of Derby, later expanding into the area of research and knowledge transfer development. As the Head of Research Development in the Research & Innovation Service, Victoria oversees the work of the Research Graduate School, provides them with academic direction and guidance, coordinates the support for graduate research students, and supports research development.
Victoria is an active researcher specialising in representations of violence in the state and public discourse, relationship between knowledge and emotions, and hegemonic and posthegemonic power distribution mechanisms.
Dr Anthony Masys is an Associate Professor and Director of Global Disaster Management, Humanitarian Assistance and Homeland Security. A former senior Air Force Officer, Dr Masys has a BSc in Physics and MSc in Underwater Acoustics and Oceanography from the Royal Military College of Canada and a PhD from the University of Leicester. He is Editor in Chief for Springer Publishing book series: Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications and holds various advisory board positions with academic journals and books series.
Dr Masys is an internationally recognized author, speaker and facilitator and has held workshops on security, visual thinking, design thinking and systems thinking in Europe, Canada, South America, West Africa and Asia. He has published extensively in the domains of physics and the social sciences.
Dr Masys supports the University of Leicester (UK) as an associate tutor in their Distance MSc Program on Risk Crisis and Disaster Management.