Early career research on security threats
When we launched CREST, one of our central aims was to increase the capacity of researchers with the tools, the skills, and the desire to engage in research on security threats. A crucial element of that strategy was developing a new generation of researchers, from across a range of disciplines, who could be the future leaders of security research. We’ve directly funded over 30 PhD students and early career researchers within the CREST network.
To help support these researchers, we have special training and events to help develop their skills and allow them to meet and learn from each other’s experiences. We offer all of our PhD students supervision from experts across our network. This model of cross-site supervision ensures they get a range of experience and exposure to staff at several centres of excellence. We also offer all our early career researchers the opportunity to engage and learn from a range of stakeholders, learning how to design and communicate research that can be applied in real-world settings.
We’re proud of the range and quality of all the research CREST carries out to help understand, mitigate and counter security threats to the UK. But we’re especially excited about the new cohort of researchers that we’re developing. You can read all the blogs from our early career researchers here, and be sure to check back as they update us on their work.