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Jacqueline Archibald

School Head of Teaching Quality and Learning Enhancement

  • 9 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
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Personal profile

My PhD was in Natural Language Processing but over the years my research and teaching interests have evolved to focus on user interfaces, security, web design, Artificial Intelligence and user experience.

I am a member of the Security Research Group and have recently supervised to completion two externally funded PhDs in areas of Usable Security and DataVisualistaion.

As a STEM ambassador, I have previously worked closely with Dundee Science Centre and local schools to encourage interest in all things computing. 

Something I’m always keen to convey is that computers can do great and exciting things but creating the software tools that enable us to do those things – whether it is mobile apps, websites, security protocols, or digital forensic tools – is just as exciting.

I am Programme Tutor for MSc Ethical Hacking and  Cybersecurity and BSc (Hons) Web, Design and Communication, as well as Module Tutor for Honours Projects for BSc Programmes within the School. 


Modules that I lead and contribute to

CMP107 Development Practice
CMP508 Information Network and Security Management

CMP402 Honours Project Execution

CMP401 Honours Project Scoping and Proposal

CMP403 Honours Project Dissertation

Research interests

My PhD falls within the area of Natural Language Processing but my research interests have developed over a number of years.  At present my research interests are in aspects of User Interfaces, Usable Security and Web Design.    I have successfully supervised 6 PhD, 2 MPhil and 2 MbR  in area of AI, Security and User Experience.  I have been internal examiner for 5 PhD examinations.


I have been External Examiner for Computing and Web Development undergraduate degree programmes at University of Portsmouth, University of Teesside, University of Hull - Doncaster College and University of Durham - Stockton College.


I have been a STEM ambassador working closely with Dundee Science Centre  and local schools to encourage interest in all things computing. I want to stress that computers with their many software tools can do great and exciting things. However it is just as exciting to create those software tools whether it is mobile apps, websites, security protocols, digital forensic tools  .

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Research Output 2008 2019

  • 9 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 10 Conference contribution
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Paper
  • 1 Special issue
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Refining the PoinTER “human firewall” pentesting framework

Archibald, J. M. & Renaud, K., 25 Sep 2019, In : Information and Computer Security. 26, 4, p. 575-600 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

POINTER: a GDPR-compliant framework for human pentesting (for SMEs)

Archibald, J. & Renaud, K., 9 Sep 2018, Proceedings of the Twelfth International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (HAISA 2018). Clarke, N. & Furnell, S. (eds.). Plymouth: Centre for Security, Communications & Network Research, University of Plymouth, p. 147-157 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Data privacy

Preparing for GDPR: helping EU SMEs to manage data breaches

Kapoor, K., Renaud, K. & Archibald, J., 5 Apr 2018, AISB 2018: Symposium on Digital Behaviour Interventions for Cyber-Security. Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation for Behaviour (AISB), p. 13-20 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)
89 Downloads (Pure)

Assessing the impact of affective feedback on end-user security awareness

Shepherd, L. A., Archibald, J. & Ferguson, R. I., 9 Jul 2017, Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy and Trust: 5th International Conference, HAS 2017. Tryfonas, T. (ed.). Cham: Springer, p. 143-159 17 p. (Lecture Notes In Computer Science; vol. 10292).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Web browsers
44 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Digital devices
Digital forensics


Assisting digital forensic analysis via exploratory information visualisation

Author: Hales, G., Feb 2016

Supervisor: Ferguson, R. I. (Supervisor) & Archibald, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Enhancing security risk awareness in end-users via affective feedback

Author: Shepherd, L. A., 31 Aug 2016

Supervisor: Archibald, J. (Supervisor) & Ferguson, R. I. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Software metrics for social capital in social media

Author: Carmichael, D., Dec 2015

Supervisor: Archibald, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis