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David Mellor

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Dr David Mellor

Doctoral Student

Student, Keble College

Leaving date: 10th September 2019


I call myself a 'cybersecurity theorist' because my work involves a blend of philosophy and social theory, which looks to de-familiarise and reformulate the concept of cybersecurity. 

Currently I'm a member of the Computer Science Department and the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security at the University of Oxford. I previously studied and worked as an educational researcher, lectured at several universities, and was a senior manager at the Economic and Social Research Council. I studied for my previous degrees at the University of York, Goldsmiths College University of London, and Cardiff University.

Undertaking a career change, I joined the University of Oxford in the autumn of 2013. I'm currently reading for a DPhil after completing a year of training in the technical, political, and business aspects of cybersecurity.