Dr. Matthew Bradbury

I am a Lecturer (~Assistant Professor) in the Security Systems Research Group of the Lancaster University School of Computing and Communications.

My Open Positions

If you are interested in undertaking a PhD on investigating technical privacy or security challenges in resource-constrained/autonomous cyber physical systems, please contact me by email.


My research has explored a variety of issues involving security, context privacy and trust assessment in resource-constrained systems. This has ranged from context privacy issues in vehicles and wireless sensor networks, and security of different aspects of vehicular systems (including: system analysis, real-world testing and PNT). I am interested in developing and testing practical solutions to security issues based on theoretical foundations.


I completed my undergraduate Master of Engineering degree in Computer Science at the University of Warwick in 2013 and spent a short period in industry before returning to the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick to undertake my PhD supervised by Dr. Arshad Jhumka. I submitted my PhD in May 2018, after which I worked in the Cyber Security Centre in WMG from April 2018 to March 2020. From March 2020 until March 2021 I was a Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick, where I worked on the TEAM project which was funded by PETRAS to perform trust-based task offloading from resource constrained devices to resource rich edge nodes. Since April 2021 I have been a Lecturer at Lancaster University.

Security Lancaster

The Security Systems Group at Lancaster has a number of open PhD and Postdoc positions, please get in contact for further details. The group also runs frequent events and seminars on a wide range of security-focused topics.