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Philip Anderson

Assistant Professor

Department: Computer and Information Sciences

phil andersonPhilip graduated from Northumbria University with a BSc in Business Information Technology in 1997 and gained an MSc in Distance Education with Athabasca University, Canada by distance learning in 2008.

In 1997, following graduation, he gained employment with Northumbria within the field of Technical support. In 2001, he began teaching full time with the then School of Informatics, later to become the School of Computing, Engineering and Information Sciences, delivering modules associated with the Computing Division.

In 2002, Philip was promoted to Senior Lecturer before being appointed as Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics course, and currently teaches modules which include Computer Forensic Applications, Advanced Digital Forensics and Legal and Evidentiary Aspects of Computer Forensics. He both supports and develops the software and hardware in the school’s dedicated computer forensics lab and is actively involved in University and School Recruitment events.  

He enjoys the face to face contact element that teaching provides, and the research and development required to plan for lectures, giving him the opportunity to share his knowledge with others.

Philip was appointed a European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) expert in 2010 and again in 2012 for identifying emerging and future ICT risks in the area of Information Security Risk Assessment and Management. Philip served as a Special Constable with Durham Constabulary for over 14 years. In his spare time, he enjoys, golf, cycling, DIY and reading World War II History.


  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Digital Forensics within the Criminal Justice System: Use, Effectiveness, and Impact, Griffiths, C., Piasecki, E., Carr, S., Anderson, P., Wilson, T. 15 Mar 2024
  • Digital investigations: relevance and confidence in disclosure, Anderson, P., Sampson, D., Gilroy, S. 1 Dec 2021, In: ERA Forum
  • Investigating Teenagers’ Ability to Detect Phishing Messages, Nicholson, J., Javed, Y., Dixon, M., Coventry, L., Dele-Ajayi, O., Anderson, P. Sep 2020, EuroUSEC 2020, Piscataway, IEEE
  • An Intelligent Online Grooming Detection System Using AI Technologies, Anderson, P., Zuo, Z., Yang, L., Qu, Y. 23 Jun 2019, 2019 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE), Piscataway, NJ, IEEE
  • Cooperation between CSIRTs and Law Enforcement: interaction with the Judiciary, Anderson, P., Beauvois, F., Lalas, E., Patrascu, C., Sfakianakis, A., Signorato, S., Stupka, V., Van Impe, K. 9 Jan 2019
  • NETIVAR: NETwork Information Visualization based on Augmented Reality, Flinton, C., Anderson, P., Shum, H., Ho, E. 4 Feb 2019, 2018 12th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management & Applications (SKIMA), Piscataway, NJ, IEEE
  • Personalised Control of Robotic Ankle Exoskeleton Through Experience-Based Adaptive Fuzzy Inference, Yin, K., Xiang, K., Pang, M., Chen, J., Anderson, P., Yang, L. 13 Jun 2019, In: IEEE Access
  • Grooming Detection using Fuzzy-Rough Feature Selection and Text Classification, Zuo, Z., Li, J., Yang, L., Anderson, P., Naik, N. 8 Jul 2018, IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence 2018
  • Improving Cooperation between CSIRTs and Law Enforcement: Legal and Organisational Aspects, Anderson, P. Nov 2017

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Oral presentation: GSFL 2022 2022
  • Invited talk: Principles and practices of digital forensic investigations 2018
  • Invited talk: Cyber Security 2018
  • Invited talk: An overview of e-evidence and its implications in criminal proceedings. 2016
  • Visiting an external academic institution: Waynesburg University 2015
  • Membership of network: European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA). (External organisation) 2010
  • Visiting an external academic institution: Columbus State University 2008

  • Educational Development MA May 01 2007
  • Business Info Technology BSc (Hons) June 30 1997

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