Research Bio

I am a PhD student in the department of Crime and Security Science, UCL. I have a Research Masters in Crime Science (UCL) and a BSci(Hons) in Mathematics (KCL). My research direction is on network security, with a current focus on Sybil attacks.


My first supervisor is Sarah Meiklejohn and my second supervisor is Herve Borrion.


I am sponsored by the crime analytic firm Wynyard, based in New Zealand.


About Me

Outside of my research, I cohost a radio show on UCL RareFM, called Have You Tried Science? (Every other Thursday, 2-3pm.) The show discusses current science news stories and research at UCL with guests from the UCL academic staff. I also perform science based stand up comedy and have featured in the line up of the Science Showoff (with Dr Steve Cross) on a number of occasions.


I have debated competitively with KCL and UCL, with some success (in 2014 I was in the top 8 teams of the European University Debate Championships) and have been invited to speak in debates about science by the Cambridge Union and the Manchester Debate Union.


I teach with the charity, the Brilliant Club, which enables PhD students to teach secondary and primary school students from low participation schools about their research. This term, I am teaching a course that I have written entitled "Privacy vs Security: Cryptography for the Modern Age" in a school in Fulham.

Contact Info

cerys.bradley [at] UCL [dot] ac [dot] uk

MPEB 6.22 Department of Computer ScienceUniversity College LondonGower StreetLondon WC1E 6BT