Staff Profiles: Paula Thomas

Paula Thomas

Staff Profile: Paula Thomas
Academic Subject Leader for Technical & Applied Computing

Paula Thomas

Paula Thomas

Academic Subject Leader for Technical & Applied Computing

Technical and Applied Computing

Cyber-criminal activity is constantly evolving using innovative methods to bypass security measures, challenging us to find new techniques and tools for security and forensic investigation.


I’m an experienced academic manager with many years of experience of lecturing and curriculum development in the subject area of digital forensics and cyber security.

As an academic, I’ve delivered both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in UK and overseas, have developed links with employers for student work experience and have set up industrial partnerships for research collaboration.


Award Title Institution
BSc (Hons) Computer Studies Polytechnic of Wales

Teaching and research


Undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Digital Forensics, Cyber Security, Information Security Management and Digital Investigation.

MSc and BSc dissertation supervision


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


Irons A & Thomas P, Problem Based Learning in Digital Forensics, Innovation in Teaching and Learning in Information and Computer Sciences, 2014

McPhee D and Thomas P, Fighting the Cookie Monster, Digital 2013, Newport, 2013

Thomas P and Owen P, An Analysis of Digital Forensic Examinations: Mobile Devices versus Hard Disk Drives utilizing ACPO & NIST Guidelines, Journal of Digital Investigation, 2011


External responsibilities

Director & Steering Group Member, Wales Fraud Forum

Director, National Federation of Fraud Forums


Subjects for media interviews

Computer/digital forensics

Cyber security

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External examining

University of Bournemouth University of Northumbria University of Warwick