Dr Lizzie Coles-Kemp

Senior Lecturer, Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL)

Senior Lecturer, Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London

Dr Lizzie Coles-Kemp B.A.(Hons), M.Sc. Ph.D. (London) was awarded her B.A in Scandinavian Studies and Linguistics from the University of Hull in 1988. She then worked as a UNIX software trainer and translator for several years, specialising in applications adapted for variants of secure UNIX. In 1991 she joined the Swedish security software company, Dynamic Software AB, eventually becoming director of the UK subsidiary, DynaSoft Ltd, with responsibility for UNIX security and smart card projects across Europe and in the US.

In 1997 Dr Coles-Kemp left DynaSoft to become global IT Security Officer for the British Council and completed the Information Security MSc at Royal Holloway. She was also a Lead Assessor for Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) auditing organisations to ISO/IEC 27001 and tScheme. She now works for the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway as a lecturer in information governance and security management for the BSc in Biomedical Informatics, which is a collaborative programme between St George's, University of London, Kingston University and Royal Holloway. Dr Coles-Kemp also contributes to the distance learning version of the Information Security MSc.

Her academic research areas are organisational theories applied to design aspects of information security management systems and the visualisation of information security concepts. In 2008 she completed her Ph.D. in information security management systems at King's College, London. She is a Primary Investigator on the Visualisation and Other Methods of Expression (VOME) project which is a joint research project between Cranfield University, Salford University, Royal Holloway (University of London), Sunderland City Council and Consult Hyperion. The project is funded by The Technology Strategy Board, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).