Staff Profiles: Stuart Richards

Stuart Richards

Staff Profile: Stuart Richards
Course Leader in Cyber Forensics

Stuart Richards

Stuart Richards

Course Leader in Cyber Forensics

Technical and Applied Computing

My path to academia was convoluted to say the least. A background in electronic surveillance and protection , a career change to policing and eventually to one of the most rewarding roles I have ever undertaken. To be able to equip students for the "real world" of Digital Forensic Investigation is truly a privilege.


I have many years experience in Digital Forensics and my passion lies in recovering data from Mobile Devices. I established and developed the mobile phone recovery for Gwent Police .In former employment I provided electronic security and surveillance support for Politically sensitive , Military and high value private targets.

I'm Fairly new to academia and believe that a combination of theory and "hands on" is the best way to impart knowledge. 


Award Title Institution Date
Msc Computer Forensics University of South Wales 2014

Teaching and research


Undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Digital Forensics,Digital Investigation, Digital Crime Scene.


Undergraduate, Postgraduate

External responsibilities

Subjects for media interviews

Cyber Forensics

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