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Dr Kris Stoddart

Associate Professor in Cyber Threats, Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker

Research Links

Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

Kristan Stoddart is an Associate Professor for Cyber Threats in the School of Social Sciences as well as working with the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law. At Swansea he is a member of the Cyber Threats Research Centre (CYTREC). Previously he was a Reader in the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University where he was also the Deputy Director of the Centre for Intelligence and International Security Studies.

From 2014 to 2017 he was a PI on a £1.2 million project examining Cyber Security Lifecycles funded by Airbus Group and the Welsh Government and was a member of the UK’s Independent Digital Ethics in Policing Panel for around four years through to 2018. He has been a member of the Project on Nuclear Issues, is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. In 2022 he was also made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

He has spoken at a wide number of conferences, nationally and internationally, including NATO, GCHQ, and US Strategic Command, and for various forms of media, including the BBC. He is the author or co-author of five books and over 25 articles and book chapters. He has recently completed three further books: Cyberwar: Threats to Critical Infrastructure (Palgrave/Springer, 2022). Two others are in the publication pipeline: Russia’s cyber offensive against the West, and China and its embrace of offensive cyber espionage.

In addition, he is engaged in two research projects. The first is examining EU resilience to hybrid warfare and is funded by the European Union, the second is funded through Adam Smith International and is looking at mis and disinformation.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Cybersecurity
  • Cyberwarfare
  • Cyberespionage
  • Cyber terrorism
  • Cybercrime and the law
  • International security
  • Intelligence Studies
  • Nuclear weapons

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cyberwarfare
  • Cyberespionage
  • Cyber terrorism
  • Cybercrime
  • Cyber law
  • International security
  • Intelligence Studies
  • Nuclear weapons
Research