Shane Johnson

Professor Shane Johnson is Co-I for the CMA 1990 project and a Professor of Future Crime. He directs the Dawes Centre for Future Crime at UCL and co-directs the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Cybersecurity at UCL. His recent research has examined the (lack of) security of the Internet of Things (IoT), crime threats associated with biotechnologies, the use of advanced materials (e.g., Graphene) to reduce crime, crime threats associated with Cryptocurrencies, and the security of Smart Cities. He has worked closely with the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport, has a Chief Constable’s commendation for his work on what works to reduce crime, and is on the Scientific Advisory boards of the UK Home Office and the Max Planck Institute. He was an associate editor of the journal Legal and Criminological Psychology, has guest edited special issues of the European Journal of Applied Mathematics and Journal of Quantitative Criminology, and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency and Journal of Quantitative Criminology. His work has been funded by sponsors to include the EPSRC, ESRC, Leverhulme Trust, British Academic, Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK Home Office, police forces, and the US Minerva Initiative.