Career journeys

Welcome to our Spotlight series, detailing the career journeys of SPRITE+ Members, Expert Fellows, and Project Partners. Learn more about their backgrounds, research and involvement with SPRITE+.


30th September 2020

SPRITE+ Co-Director Spotlight – Deeph Chana

Today the spotlight is on Deeph Chana – Professor and Co-Director of the Centre for Financial Technology at the Imperial College Business School, Co-Director of the Institute for Security Science Technology (ISST) at the Imperial College London, Co-Founder of the Research Institute in Trustworthy Industrial Control Systems (RITICS), the Founder and Director of a technology development consultancy specialising in critical infrastructure and smart city applications, and a SPRITE+ Co-Director.

Expert Fellows & Members

19th January 2022

SPRITE+ Expert Fellow Spotlight – Julie Gore

The spotlight today is on Julie Gore, Chartered Psychologist, Professor of Organizational Psychology and Director of the Professional Doctorate in Evidence Based Management at Birkbeck, University of London.
13th December 2021

SPRITE+ Member Spotlight – Sotiris Moschoyiannis

The spotlight today is on Sotiris Moschoyiannis – Reader in Complex Systems at the University of Surrey, and a SPRITE+ member.
17th November 2021

SPRITE+ Expert Fellow Spotlight – Karen Renaud

The spotlight today is on Karen Renaud – Professor in Cyber Security at the University of Strathclyde, visiting Professor at the Abertay University, visiting Professor at Rhodes University in South Africa, Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) Cyber Security Theme Leader, Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIIS), member of the CyanNetwork, and a SPRITE+ Expert Fellow.
20th October 2021

SPRITE+ Member Spotlight – Elvira Perez Vallejos

The spotlight today is on Elvira Perez Vallejos – Associate Professor of Digital Technology and Mental Health at the University of Nottingham, and a SPRITE+ member.
22nd September 2021

SPRITE+ Member Spotlight – Simon Scarle

The spotlight today is on Simon Scarle – Program Leader for MSc Commercial Games Development at UWE Bristol, researcher in Applied Games Technology visualisation, and a SPRITE+ Member.

Project Partners

29th July 2020

Project Partner Spotlight – Dr. John Blythe and CybSafe

Today the spotlight is on SPRITE+ Project Partner CybSafe. I have recently interviewed Cybsafe’s Head of Behavioural Science Dr. John Blythe, and asked him to talk a bit about his role and Cybsafe's connection to SPRITE+.
20th May 2020

Project Partner Spotlight – Julie Dawson and Yoti

The spotlight today is on one of the SPRITE+ project partners - Yoti. I have recently interviewed Yoti's Director of Regulatory & Policy Julie Dawson, and asked her to talk a bit about her role and Yoti's connection to SPRITE+.

Call for Events is now open! We're supporting Members and Expert Fellows to lead activities that explore aspects of TIPS in the Digital Economy. We will help to organise the activity with up to £5,000 to cover the associated costs.