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Dr Reza Montasari

Senior Lecturer in Cyber Threats, Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602422

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker
Academic Office - 335
Third Floor
Keir Hardie Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr. Reza Montasari is a Senior Lecturer in Cyber Threats at the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law. He joined the School in August 2020 following his post as a Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security at the University of Huddersfield. He previously held appointments as a Lecturer in Digital Forensics and a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant with Birmingham City University and the University of Derby, respectively.

Reza obtained his BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Computing and MSc in Computer Forensics both from the University of South Wales and his PhD in Digital Forensics from the University of Derby. He is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and a Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (MCSFS).

Reza’s main research interests lie in the areas of Digital Forensics and Cyber Security but also include Cyber Law and Cyber Criminology. He has authored numerous journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, media articles and recently co-authored an edited volume in his fields of expertise. Reza frequently presents at various conferences including the annual International Conference on Global Security, Safety & Sustainability (ICGS3). He has also given a number of invited talks including his recent presentation at the College of Policing and The Investigator Spring National Digital Media Investigator’s (DMI) Conference (Oxford, UK., 2019).

Dr. Montasari serves as an Editorial Board Member, a Programme Steering Committee Member and a Reviewer for a number of leading international journals and conferences in the fields of Digital Forensics and Cyber Security. He has previously worked with Cheshire Police Headquarters and South Wales Gwent Police High Tech Crime Units. He is registered as an Academic Expert with Channel 4 Current Affairs to provide advice on Cyber Security and Digital Forensics affairs. He is also a Guest Writer for Today’s Legal Cyber Risk to provide advice on the latest Cyber Security issues.

Reza is an experienced supervisor and examiner of undergraduate and postgraduate candidates, and has recently been appointed as an External Examiner to the University of South Wales.

Reza is interested in politics, history, theology and space and reads widely on these subjects in his spare time. Outside work, He also attends the gym, enjoys watching movies and playing with his mischievous kitten, Milly, who thinks she is a dog.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Digital Forensics
  • Cyber Security
  • Cyber Threats
  • Cyber Terrorism
  • Digital Forensic Investigation of UAVs and IoT Devices
  • Data Visualisation
  • Methods, Guideline, Policies and Standardisation
  • Dark Web and Open Source Intelligence

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests
  • Digital Policing
  • Cyber Criminology
  • Digital Forensics
  • Digital Policing
  • Cyber Security
  • Cyber Crime
  • Machine Learning
  • Kali Linux
  • File System Analysis