Each year the SECReT programme takes on a fresh cohort of between 10-25 students
all wishing to complete a doctorate in crime or security-related field. Our
students come from a wide variety of scientific disciplines ranging from across
the engineering and physical sciences through to the social sciences.
- Current MRes cohort
Somaya Ali Alwejdani
Octavian Bordeanu Mariam Elgabry
- Current PhD students
- Completed PhD students
- Alumni stories
Graduates from the SECReT programme have gone on to many diverse and important career roles in organisations that cover cybercrime, forensics, counter-terrorism, security technology, crime analysis and academia.
John is now employed as a Cyber Security Expert at Darktrace, a rapidly growing security company with machine learning at its heart. Read more...
Since graduating from the SECReT programme, James has been working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and Teaching Fellow based at the JDI Centre for the Forensic Sciences within the Department of Security and Crime Science at UCL. Read more...
After graduating from SECReT I joined a professional services consultancy as an actuarial analyst working in their Risk Consulting and Software division. My job involves working with clients from the insurance industry to help them quantify their risks. Read more...
I am working as a research associate in the Department of Security and Crime Science on a large project funded by the College of Policing and ESRC, the What Works Centre for Crime Reduction. My role involves analysing the current evidence base on crime reduction initiatives, including situational prevention techniques such as CCTV, primary interventions such as educational initiatives for children, and tertiary interventions in correctional facilities including sentencing types and lengths. Read more...
On graduating the SECReT programme I took up the position of Teaching Fellow in Sociology of Science and Technology at UCL in the Department of Science and Technology Studies for a year. I then moved into the private sector and currently work as a Research Analyst at a niche London-based company called Trilateral Research Ltd. Read more...
Dr Ella Cockbain holds a prestigious ESRC ‘Future Research Leaders’ Fellowship at UCL’s Department of Security and Crime Science. This grant was awarded for her three-year study into human trafficking for labour exploitation, conducted under the mentorship of Professor Kate Bowers and with the support of the National Crime Agency. Read more...