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S johnstone

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BSc (Hons) Law and Business
MSc Computer Forensics
Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

Other Qualifications/Training Awards
Forensic Tool Kit (FTK) Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching Mentor (2015)
Observation and Development of Professional Practice (2015)
Internet Forensics (2016)
Cellebrite Mobile Forensics ( CCO) March 2017
Access Data FTK ACE Examiner Certification – May 2017


I am a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader within the International Centre for Policing and Security. Responsible for the delivery of on campus and flexible learning pathways at under and post graduate level and student well-being and progression.

My subject specialisms are :
Cyber Crime and Investigation
Digital Forensics
Management and Governance
Security and Risk Management

Information on our courses can be found via the following link:


I have considerable experience as an Academic having taught within the Compulsory, Further and Higher Education sectors and am currently a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. My Higher Education career began at the University of Wales, Newport before moving to Treforest in 2014; where I am a trained staff teaching mentor and regularly mentor new and existing staff for PGCE qualifications and Fellow and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy applications.

Outside of my teaching responsibilities, I am a Course Leader, as such I am responsible for monitoring student engagement, course curriculum development and QAA. I am also responsible for the school’s community outreach programme, partner college and franchise management.


Undergraduate Teaching Areas

Advanced Legislative, Social, Ethical and Professional Issues in Computing
Professional Practice
Digital Forensics and Security.
Cyber Criminology
E Crime
Team Evidential Practice
Digital Forensic Evidence
Criminal Law
Business & Legal skills
Strategic Management
Police Duties and the Law
Digital Forensic Investigation
Digital Policing and Security Managment
Professional Practice and Employability

Postgraduate Teaching Areas
Strategic Management and Governance
Cyber Law
Security Management

Staff Mentor PGCE & FHEA/SHFEA
Member of the Ethics Committee


USW Ethics Commitee


Research interests in the security of personal data and the risks and vulnerabilities within the Internet of Things

Areas of Expertise

Data Protection /GDPR
Expert Witness
Crime Scene Investigation
Cyber Law
Professional Practice
Forensic Evidence


@USW_Police_Sec @sharanjohnstone

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