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Associate Prof. Carlene Campbell BSc, PGCHE, MSc, PhD, CCAI, FHEA, MIET

Associate Professor – Computer Networks and Cybersecurity

Tel: +44 (0) 1792 481000

  • Associate Professor within the expertise area of cybersecurity and computer networks for UWTSD
  • Senior Lecturer, Computer Networks and Cybersecurity courses
  • Institute Manager of Research Degrees 
  • Chaired the University admission committee for research applications and writes quarterly review reports
  • Coordinating and organizing research activities
  • Involved in writing modules curricula for the Computer Networks and Cyber security courses as well as the validation/revalidation documents for the cybersecurity and wireless networks modules.
  • Other academic administrative roles.

I am a technology professional with extensive experience in the fields of networking, information and cybersecurity, and digital forensics. I am currently an Associate Professor at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and responsible for leading research in the field of communications and security. My experience as a lecturer has honed my leadership skills as I have worked with professionals from varied backgrounds and disciplines. I leverage my analytical and people management skills to work towards the big picture: minimal risk while ensuring sustainability and growth.

  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), since 2016
  • Member of Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), since 2008
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Wales Southwest Local Network (2021 and 2022 Chair of the committee)
  • Technical Program Committee for Conference on Internet of Things and Smart City
  • International Program Committee member for the 1st International Conference on Sensors Engineering and Electronics Instrumental Advances (SEIA)
  • Organizing Committee member for the 2nd International Conference and Business Expo on Wireless and Telecommunication
  • Women in University Mentoring Scheme (WUMS)

I am a Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator and Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI) for CCNA and CCNA Security. I am also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET) and a member of the IET Southwest Wales Committee.

I am an experienced supervisor of research projects from undergraduate to doctoral level and lectured on several computer networks and cybersecurity modules. The list of modules taught over the years are listed below:


  • Academic Seminar (2013-14)
  • Advanced Cybersecurity (2017-current)
  • Computer Forensics (2017-current)
  • Computer Networks (2014-16)
  • Computer and Network Architecture (2013-14)
  • Cybersecurity (2017-current)
  • Data Security and Compliance (2021-current)
  • Digital Signal Processing and Communications (2013-15)
  • Emerging Trends (2021-current)
  • Internet Security (2013-2017)
  • Network Management (2013 – 2019)
  • Network Operating Systems and Security (2016-2017)
  • Network Simulation (2015-16)
  • Wide Area Networks (2014 – 2019)
  • Wireless Networks and Protocol Design (2013-16)
  • Wireless Networks and Simulation (2016-18)
  • Project supervision (2013-current)


  • Data Security Governance and Compliance (2019-current)
  • Emerging and Future Trends (2020)
  • Emerging Network Technologies (2014-2019)
  • Network Security (2014-current)
  • Security Analysis, Techniques and Procedures (2020-current)
  • Project supervision (2013-current)

Current Research Area and interest:

  • Blockchain
  • Data Security, Governance, and compliance
  • Penetration testing
  • Computer Forensics
  • Security Analysis, Techniques, and procedures
  • Network Security
  • ISO27001 implementation
  • NIST strategy design
  • Wireless Networks
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud Computing
  • Simulation modelling, analysis and evaluation of communication networks

Director of Studies:

  • Blockchain (current)
  • Operational Technology Cyber-security (current)
  • Developing and Optimising a Raytracing Lighting Engine for Interactive Rendering Applications (current)
  • A New Method of Determining Sediment Transport Using Ultrasonic Wireless Sensors (awarded 2019)
  • A Study of Novice Programmer Performance and Programming Pedagogy (awarded 2018)

Lead and Second Supervisor:

  • A Novel Non-Intrusive Objective Method to Predict Voice Quality of Service in LTE Networks (awarded 2019)
  • The use of Internet of Things to improve the sustainability and environmental impact on older buildings and infrastructure

My areas of expertise are within the field of Cybersecurity and Computer Forensics, Computer and Wireless Networks and other areas of digital technologies. I am passionate about research and am actively engaged in a number of projects; the outputs from these can be seen in my publications below. My book is on the topic of Wireless Sensor Network MAC protocols and is available on Amazon.

I am an experienced supervisor of research projects from undergraduate to doctoral level.

I am involved in the use of Blockchain technology and Cybersecurity within the fishing industry.

 I have applied my expert knowledge of innovative sensors and network monitoring to:

  • Welsh Larch timber frame construction at the Down to Earth project.
  • the development of a predictive control model utilising wireless sensor network in a retrofitted building to lessen the impact on the environment (Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea).
  • the development and evaluation of a means to monitor and predict coastal processes, over a long period of time.


  • Wireless Sensor Networks for Monitoring Underwater Sediment Transport
  • Floating and Submerged Sensor Network Deployments for Monitoring Underwater Sediment Transport Processes
  • Security in Emerging Networks
  • Threat and Mitigation Awareness Based Upon a Model Network Scenario with BYOD Aspects
  • Access Control and Transport protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Mitigating External Threats in Wireless Local Area Networks
  • Trust Evaluation of the Current Security Measures Against Key Networks Attacks, MAGNT Research
  • A combinatorial optimization algorithm for multiple cloud service composition
  • BYOT Network Solution for Enterprise Environment
  • Multi-Channel Framework for Body Area Network in Health Monitoring
  • Multi-channel Multi-radio using 802.11 based Media Access for Sink Nodes in Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Future Green Multichannel Multi-Radio Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Selfish Flow Games in Non-Cooperative Multi-Radio Multi- Channel Wireless Mesh Networks
  • Multi-channel Distributed Coordinated Function over Single Radio in Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Medium Access Control and Transport protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks


  • Smart University Utilising the Concept of the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • A New MAC Solution for Multi-Channel Single Radio in Wireless Sensor Networks


  • A Multichannel Wireless Sensor Networks MAC Protocol


  • A Systematic Research of Internet Security: Security Policies and BYOD
  • Building an Optimized Converged Network
  • Wireless Sensor Networks: Current Status and Future Trends

Training and Certifications

  • Computer Ethical Hacking (CEH)
  • Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
  • Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) CEH and CHFI Instructor Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and CCNA Security Instructor
  • ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) V3 Foundation
  • Conference Speaker, Chair and Organiser International conference and Business Expo on Wireless and Telecommunication, Dubai
  • Speaker Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things, IET Public Lecture
  • Speaker Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things, Gower College, Swansea
  • (Board Member) Course external advisor and External curriculum consultant – Vector Institute of Technology
  • Editorial Board Member International Journal of Communication Networks and Information Security (IJCNIS), since July 2009
  • Editorial Board Member International Journal of Ad Hoc Networking Systems (IJANS) with ISSN 2249- 2682.
  • Conference Technical Program Committee member Internet of Things and Smart City Conference (IoTSC)
  • International Program Committee Member Conference on Sensors Engineering and Electronics Instrumental Advances

Journal peer review:

  • IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials
  • Sensors, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
  • IEEE Access
  • Security and Communication Networks (Wiley)
  • Springer Plus
  • Journal of Computer Science and Technology
  • International Journal of Communication Networks and Information Security
  • International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks
  • International Journal of Communication Systems
  • Ad Hoc and Sensor Wireless Networks
  • Horizon Research Publishing Corporation
  • International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computation (IJBIC)