I am an experienced cyber security consultant, software engineer and researcher. Particularly experienced in full-stack web development, cyber risk assessment and threat modelling, security architecture and horizon scanning.

Key Skills & Experience

  • Technical leadership, engineering management and Agile delivery
  • Line management, recruitment, coaching and mentoring
  • Research, horizon scanning and technical writing
  • Public speaking and written communication
  • Digital transformation and technical skills training
  • Cyber risk analysis, threat modelling and security engineering
  • Vulnerability research and reverse engineering
  • Full-stack software engineering (incl. Python, C, JS, Vue.js, Pytest, Linux)
  • Local government, economic development and charitable activities


I have a range of experience in a number of technical, consultancy and research positions and am always looking for new ways to solve complex and interesting problems.

Consultant Engineer

Roke Manor Research (Sept 2018 – Present)

Working with a range of clients to solve complex technical problems and implement software-based solutions.

  • Line managing a team of engineers in 'Cyber & Networks'
  • Horizon scanning, technical report writing and policy development
  • Cyber security engineering, risk assessment and threat modelling
  • Malware analysis, vulnerability assessment and security research
  • Web and software development using JavaScript (Vue.js, Bootstrap), Python (Flask, Pytest) and C++ (wxWidgets)
  • Bid work, recruitment and corporate social responsibility activities
  • Patent and Intellectual Property training, portfolio management, and strategic planning and advice

Postgraduate Researcher

University of Southampton (November 2018 – Present)

Researching the use of asset-based threat modelling for automatically modelling countermeasure effectiveness at mitigating known threats to SMEs. This involves developing a framework for asset-based threat modelling, developing a relevant semantic threat model, and conducting analysis relating to countermeasure effectiveness using the threat model.

Part-Qualified Patent Attorney

D Young & Co. LLP (Sept 2015 – July 2018)

Drafting and prosecuting patent applications for a range of clients located in the UK, Europe and worldwide. My specialist areas of work include:

  • Computer architecture and security
  • Telecommunications and audio/video standards
  • Image and signal processing, and medical devices

I also developed bespoke in-house software solutions, was active within D Young’s trainee recruitment process, and wrote a number of legal and commercial articles for external publication.

Co-Founder, Software Developer

Trackstack (Jan 2015 – July 2015)

Joined the founding team to develop the business model, improve the technology and raise funds for growth. Trackstack eventually evolved into a collaborative playlist add-on for Spotify users.

Technical Lead

Lastmarch Games (Jan 2014 – July 2015)

Managed the design and development of complex map-based multiplayer iOS application and implemented the in-game experience in Objective-C. Gained considerable experience in using version control with Git.

Software Developer (Intern)

MWR InfoSecurity (June 2014 – Sept 2014)

Architected and developed a wireless intrusion detection system for client-site deployment and a server-side analytics portal.

Software Developer (Intern)

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence (June 2013 – Sept 2013)

Designed and implemented a web-based mobile device management system.


I went to school on the Isle of Wight before moving to Southampton to study Electronic Engineering. I took some time out in 2017 to study Intellectual Property law before returning to the University of Southampton in 2018 to begin a part-time PhD alongside my work.

PhD Computer Science (Cyber Security)

University of Southampton

Nov 2018 – Present

PGCert Intellectual Property Law

Queen Mary, University of London

Sept 2016 – Jan 2017

MEng Electronic Engineering with Mobile and Secure Systems

University of Southampton

Sept 2011 – May 2015

Courses and qualifications

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional, (ISC)2
  • FaCM Doctoral Fellows Programme
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • Agile Principles, Methodology and Leadership courses
  • Proposal Writing course (Shipley Associates)
  • Property Mastermind Accelerator (Simon Zutshi)
  • Leadership and Management (ILM, Level 3)
  • Cyber Academy (BAE Systems)
  • Ski Instructors course (BASI, Level 1)
  • RYA Sailing (Level 1)

Honours & awards

  • ICP Notable Title in Engineering
  • MWR Labs Summer Project Award
  • EF Good Night Hack Award
  • Zepler Scholarship

Vocational work

In addition to my main employment and freelance work, I contribute to the life of the community in a number of other areas.

City Councillor

Southampton City Council (May 2018 – May 2022)

Elected to represent the people of Peartree in Southampton. As part of my role I have also sat on the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee, the Health Overview and Scrutiny panel, the Children and Families Panel and on the Planning and Rights of Way panel. My main areas of policy involvement were in IT and digital transformation.


Southampton Voluntary Services (Aug 2018 – Present)