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Areas of Expertise

Biometrics, Privacy, Web Applications, Computer Habits, Computer Sciences, Technology, Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, Trust


Oli Buckley is a Professor of Cyber Security where he established the Cyber Security, Privacy and Trust Lab. 

His research focuses on the human aspects of cyber security, insider threat, privacy and trust. Oli has received in excess of £2.5m funding from a range of funders including EPSRC, CREST, Innovate UK and other government sources.

His recent projects include user identification and behavioural biometrics with keystroke dynamics, social justice in algorithmic decision making and the use of chatbots to improve trust and sensitive disclosures.

Oli's teaching is focused on cyber security and related subjects and he is the Course Director for the MSc Cyber Security. 

Prior to joining UEA Oli worked as a Lecturer in the Information Operations group at Cranfield University, a Researcher at the University of Oxford Cybersecurity Centre and as a software engineer in industry. 

Key Research Interests

Current research interests include cyber security, behavioural biometrics, digital identity, privacy, trust, data leakage, insider threat detection, and the application of machine learning and visualisation within cyber security. For any discussions around Oli’s research areas please get in touch via email (o.buckley@uea.ac.uk). Oli would welcome applications from potential PhD students with their own sources funding in any of the research areas mentioned.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Bangor University

… → 2009

Bachelor of Science, University of Liverpool

… → 2004

External positions

Advisory Board, Eastern Cyber Resilience Centre

1 Jun 2022 → …

External Examiner, University of Sunderland

1 Jan 2022 → …

External Examiner, Northumbria University

1 Jan 2020 → …

Visiting Fellow, Cranfield University

25 Jan 2018 → …

External Examiner, Oxford Brookes University

1 Sep 20171 Jan 2021

Visiting Fellow, University of Chester

1 Mar 2017 → …

Media Expertise

  • AI
  • Technology
  • Computing
  • Social Media
  • Security

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