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Sadie Creese

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Sadie Creese

Professor of Cybersecurity

Supernumerary Fellow, Worcester College

T: 01865 273616

Robert Hooke Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PR


Sadie Creese is Professor of Cybersecurity in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford.

She is a Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford where she is a member of the Governing Body. She is a Director of the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre at the Oxford Martin School and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on Cyber Security. She was the founding Director of Oxford’s Cybersecurity network launched in 2008 and now called CyberSecurity@Oxford.  Her current portfolio of cyber-security research includes cybersecurity capacity models for nations and organisations, cyber-harm modelling, situational awareness, visual analytics for cybersecurity, risk propagation logics and communication, threat modelling and detection, network defence and resilience strategies, and privacy. Since 2003 she has been involved in research collaborations with other disciplines which include working with psychologists, sociologists, economists, political scientists, engineers, lawyers, mathematicians, business operations management experts, and criminologists. Her interest in interdisciplinary research spans policy, science and creativity. She supervises and teaches at all levels, including undergraduate Computer Scientists, graduate students at Oxford’s Centre for Doctoral Training in Cybersecurity and on cyber-risk for the MBA and executive programmes at the Saïd Business School.  Creese has a background in philosophy, mathematics and computer science and has worked professionally in commercial, government and academic organisations. Prior to joining Oxford in October 2011, Creese was Professor and Director of e-Security at the University of Warwick’s International Digital Laboratory. Creese joined Warwick in 2007 from QinetiQ, where she most recently served as Director of Strategic Programmes for their Trusted Information Management Division. 


  • Member of RCUK Global Uncertainties Programme Strategic Advisory Group

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