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Bob is a Senior Lecturer on a BSc under-graduate degree course in Ethical Hacking and the MSc course: Forensic Computing for which he is the Course Director at Coventry University. He is also the Programme Leader for the MTech programme in collaboration with KPIT (India) Prior to joining Coventry University in September 2007 he was a Superintendent responsible for the Territorial Operations, Coventry (South) for West Midlands Police. Robert served in the police for 30 years, the latter half of that service was predominantly concerned with major crime. He was involved in a wide number of major criminal investigations into offences of murder, primarily in the role of Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) He had extensive experience as a firearms and Public Order Commander.

Research Interests

Digital Forensics ; Cyber Security; Intrusion Detection; Problem-Based Learning ; Major criminal investigations, particularly homicide;

Education/Academic qualification

MSc, Coventry University

1 Oct 20101 Jun 2012

Degree, Aberystwyth University

1 Oct 19741 Jun 1977

External positions

Superintendent , West Midlands Police

30 Aug 197730 Aug 2007


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Research Output 2011 2017

2 Citations (Scopus)
Windows operating system
Image sensors
Fusion reactions

Digital forensics and the GDPR: examining corporate readiness

Taramonli, S. & Bird, R., 2 Apr 2017, (Accepted/In press) Cyber Warfare and Security. Reading: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, p. 683 77

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

data protection
personal data
legal proceedings
right to privacy
EU member state

Professionalising the science of Digital Forensics - Policy Logging and audit-able record keeping as a Life-long record

Bird, R., Hintea, D. & Pannu, M. K., 2 Apr 2017, (Accepted/In press) p. (in press).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

decision making process

Forensic Analysis of Smartphone Applications for Privacy Leakage

Hintea, D., Taramonli, S., Bird, B. & Yusuf, R., Apr 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Application programs

Malware in the Mobile Device Android Environment

Hintea, D., Bird, B. & Walker, A., Apr 2016. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Mobile devices
Android (operating system)
Computer operating systems