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Dr Jan Collie

Lecturer in Cyber Security

Jan Collie is a highly qualified digital forensics and cyber security specialist with wide ranging experience in corporate and criminal investigations. Fraud, IP theft, system hacking and ransomware recovery form a significant portion of her current corporate casework. In criminal litigation, she is frequently instructed to carry out cell site analysis as well as computer and mobile phone forensics in order to provide expert evidence on serious matters such as murder, rape, blackmail, terrorism and possession of indecent images.

Noted for her expertise in the field, Jan was called to give evidence to the House of Commons Justice Committee on the disclosure of evidence in criminal cases in May 2018 and to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into forensic science in November 2018. She regularly presents on digital forensics and cybersecurity.


Digital Forensics, Cybersecurity


Reed, Andy, Loveys, Megan , Hatzipanagos, Stylianos , Hackett, Phil , Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Soraya and Collie, Jan(2023). Exploring Knowledge Exchange. Barriers and perceptions. In: Proceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) pp. 1105–1111.

Overill, Richard E. and Collie, Jan(2021). Quantitative evaluation of the results of digital forensic investigations: a review of progress. Forensic Sciences Research, 6(1) pp. 13–18.

Collie, Jan and Overill, Richard E.(2020). DEEP: Extending the Digital Forensics Process Model for Criminal Investigations. Athens Journal of Sciences, 7(4) pp. 225–240.

Collie, Jan, (2016). Tracing Forensic Artifacts from USB-Bound Computing Environments on Windows Hosts. Athens Journal of Sciences, 3(1) pp. 17–30.

Collie, Jan, (2013). The windows IconCache.db: A resource for forensic artifacts from USB connectable devices. Digital Investigation, 9(3-4) pp. 200–210.

Collie, Jan, (2018). A Strategic Model for Forensic Readiness. Athens Journal of Sciences, 5(2) pp. 167–182.

Collie, Jan, (2018). Digital forensic evidence—Flaws in the criminal justice system. Forensic Science International, 289 pp. 154–155.

Collie, Jan, (2012). Pocket PCs: privacy? Or piracy and porn? Computer Fraud & Security, 2012(10) pp. 5–8.


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Security and Policing, Forensics and Privacy


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