Dr Alison Wakefield

SpecialityCo-Director, Cybersecurity and Criminology Centre, University of West London

Dr Alison Wakefield CSyP FSyI is Professor of Criminology and Security Studies and Co-Director of the Cybersecurity and Criminology Centre at the University of West London. She is also an Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute, and she was Chair of the Security Institute from 2018 to 2020. Alison’s other roles include Academic Adviser to the Chartered Security Professionals Registration Authority, Commissioner for the National Preparedness Commission, and membership of a number of editorial and advisory boards, including those of Security Journal and the International Security Expo. She was recognised among SC Media UK’s 30 most influential women in cyber security in 2021, and her latest book Security and Crime: Converging Perspectives on a Complex World is due for publication by Sage this summer.