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BMus (Hons)
MA Education & ICT


Currently ASM/Head of Cyber Security, I have considerable experience as a lecturer having taught computing in both Further and Higher Education as well as on a freelance basis. In 2011 I began lecturing in IT Security and had Programme Leader responsibility for the Foundation Degree in IT Security at one of USW’s partner colleges. I have delivered a significant amount of training to staff on Teaching, Learning & Assessment, Digital Literacy, Teaching HE in FE, Technology Enhanced Learning and more. In 2016 I became a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have also completed a Digital Literacy Practitioners Award. I am passionate about teaching, learner engagement and digital literacy, and am interested in looking into the way computers and digital tools are used in assessment, and in particular how authenticity and originality of students’ work can be ensured. I am a mentor for the TSL scheme at USW, and on the Women In Universities Mentoring Scheme (WUMS).


2017 – present: Head of Cyber Security
2016 – 2017: Lecturer in Cyber Security USW
2015 – 2016: HPL Computing at USW
2006 – 2016: Lecturer in IT and Programme Leader IT Security, Coleg Gwent, Teaching & Learning Mentor
1998 – 2006: Freelance IT Trainer


Academic Subject Manager responsible for Cyber Security programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Cyber Tools and Processes
Professionalism & Governance in Cyber Security (Undergraduate Level)
Security Management (Masters Level)
Athena Swan Self-Assessment team
Staff mentor
USW Information Governance Board


2017: Collaborative technologies, higher order thinking and self-sufficient learning: A case study of adult learners
Johnson, C. 28 Jul 2017 In : Alt J Research in Learning Technology. 25, 17 p., 1981
2017: Collaborative ways for studying online, InTuition, Issue 30, Winter 2017, p. 19


Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS)


PhD (ongoing) on Academic Integrity and Plagiarism



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