Staff Directory

Contact Details

Qualifications

MSc Digital Forensics
BSc Forensic Computing
BTEC National Diploma for ICT

About

After completing my qualifications through Coleg Gwent and the University of South Wales, I then started working as a Digital Forensic Investigator within the private sector completing case work for different police forces throughout the country. This provided me with a great amount of experience working with different digital devices, extracting and analysing data with the results being presented in a manner ready for court. This ultimately resulted in being a expert witness for a number of high profile cases in a variety of courts. Providing technical information in a way that people from non-technical backgrounds could understand.

Now working as a Lecturer within the Cyber and Digital Forensics department. I will be based at the National Cyber Security Academy for the undergraduate Cyber Security course and teaching on the Cyber Security postgraduate course. I have a passion for teaching such vital skill sets to new upcoming professionals and passing on any knowledge and experience to help and aid with their learning.

Experience

2018: Digital Forensics/Cyber Security Lecturer
2015-2018: Digital Forensic Investigator
- The use of Computer Forensic Software, inc: EnCase, FTK, X-Ways, Griffeye, IEF (Axiom), Autopsy etc.
- Expert Witness Report Writing
- Court Room Skills

2014-2015: MSc Forensic Computing
2011-2014: BSc Forensic Computing
2009-2011: National Diploma for ICT

Responsibilities

Teaching Areas:

Undergraduate:

Digital Forensic Crime Scene Management
Computing Professional in Practice
Cloud Forensics
Forensic Digital Evidence Analysis
Advanced Digital Forensic Techniques

Postgraduate:

Cyber Law
Strategic Management and IS Goverance

Publications

Medhurst.R & Nelson.L (2019) Minimising the Digital Backlog Through Children’s Education. In: E-Forensics Magazine: Forensic Imaging, Issue 10, pp 117-122

Medhurst.R (2019) Phishing for Data: Digital Forensic Integrity. In: E-Forensics Magazine: Mail Forensics, Issue 8, pp 37-44.

Medhurst.R (2019) Internal Hi-Tech Crime Units Vs Private Forensic Laboratories. In: E-Forensics Magazine: Cyber Threat Hunting, Issue 7, pp 79- 85.

Medhurst.R (2019) Digital Forensics: Is there a need for technical juries to create a fair trial for suspects? In: E-Forensics Magazine: IoT Forensics, Issue 6, pp 101-107.

Medhurst.R & Debri.E (2019) Digital Forensic Integrity: Mental Health. In: E-Forensics Magazine: Financial Forensics, Issue 5, pp 37-45

Medhurst.R (2019) Internet of Things: Amazon Echo Forensics. In: E-Forensics Magazine: Ransomware Attacks and Investigations, pp 92-98.

Medhurst.R (2018) Are Digital Forensic Investigators under-estimating the importance of Steganography within Criminal Investigations? In: E-Forensics Magazine: Academic Trends in Digital Forensics, pp 174-179.

Memberships

Associate Member of Higher Education Academy

Research

ITV News Interview (2019) Increase in Domestic Abuse Crimes using Home Technology [WWW] https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2019-11-26/increase-in-domestic-abuse-crimes-using-home-technology/

Twitter

@RSMedhurst

If you are a journalist on deadline and you need to speak with a member of university staff with particular expertise, please contact the Press Office.