Lizzie Coles Kemp

Lizzie was awarded a B.A.(Hons) in Scandinavian Studies and Linguistics from the University of Hull in 1988. She is an alumna of the ISG's Information Security Masters programme and received a Ph.D. in Information Security Management Systems from King's College, London. Until 2008 Lizzie worked as an information security practitioner undertaking such roles as a compliance assessor for LRQA, Global Security Manager for the British Council and information security architect (DynaSoft AB). She has experience of working in the banking, healthcare, government, communications and utilities sectors. In 2008 she joined Royal Holloway as a Lecturer in information governance and security management and originally taught on behalf of the ISG as part of the innovative biomedical informatics undergraduate degree course located at St George's Hospital, University of London. Lizzie became a Senior Lecturer in 2011 and now leads the Security Management module on the ISG's Information Security MSc. Since 2008, Lizzie has developed a strand of creative security research that uses qualitative and creative research methods to focus on topics of culture and security. Her main focus is the interaction between communities and security and privacy technologies, how each influences the other and the communities of practice that emerge. She set up  within the ISG to focus specifically on participatory research approaches to information management and often works with marginalised and hidden communities.