Addressing societal cybersecurity challenges

Project: Internally funded project

Project Details


The focus is on a crucial societal cybersecurity challenge, online Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) . This builds on my prior work on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Stalkerware . Addressing issues around VAWG is urgent and essential. The College of Policing highlights that “a woman was killed by a man every three days on average between 2009 and 2019. Millions of crimes of violence, abuse and harassment against women and girls are recorded each year. …15% of police-recorded crime is related to domestic abuse, with 1.6 million estimated female victims in the year ending March 2020.” Increasingly, the Internet is leveraged to facilitate such violence, abuse and harassment.


This research is supported by a £25,000 Strathclyde New Professor's Fund Award.
Effective start/end date14/11/2214/11/25

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


  • domestic abuse
  • VAWG


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