Dr Jason Nurse has earned a well-deserved promotion to Senior Lecturer. Since joining the School of Computing in July 2018, Jason has become heavily involved in the University and School, and in the advancement of cyber security research and teaching locally and internationally.
This has included becoming Director of Public Engagement of the Kent Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security (KirCCS), Theme lead for the Sciences for the Conflict, Security, Rights and Violence Kent Signature Research Theme, and Seminar organiser for the Cyber Security Group. In addition to this, Jason has been appointed as an Expert Fellow in the EPSRC-funded Security, Privacy, Identity, and Trust Engagement NetworkPlus (SPRITE+) and a Visiting Academic at the University of Oxford.
Jason’s research focuses on cyber security, privacy and trust in relation to individuals and organisations. His funded projects span various areas including the EPSRC-funded PRoCEED grant looking into making chatbots more trustworthy, and an NCSC/RISCS-funded ICCI project investigating the extent to which cyber security can be incentivised through cyber insurance.
In addition to this, Jason is a regular public speaker and contributes to various news articles, where he gives his expert opinion (e.g., Wall Street Journal, Newsweek Japan, The Conversation and Wired UK). He has featured in children’s book called Fantastic jobs and how to get them – a book about encouraging children into STEM. His teaching has been recognised by an Above and Beyond Award from Kent Union and he has received awards for research publications as well (e.g., CUI’2020, ICWSM’20, NDSS’19). Not bad for two year’s work!
Jason said, “It’s brilliant news, I’m really honoured to receive this promotion. Kent’s an excellent university for cyber security research and education, and each year we grow even stronger. I particularly value our interdisciplinary approach to security and our strength as a team of academics, practitioners and students, all dedicated to significantly advancing the field.”