Dr David Pickard


I completed my PhD in Quantum Physics, studying the microstructures of Diamond and related materials at the University of Bristol. During my PhD I worked with a number of computer modelling techniques and systems. I then took on a postdoctoral research post based at UCL working from the US Army on a project to study diagnosis of cancer using light scattering. I also worked as a medical laser physicist in the hospitals attached to UCL. During my PhD and Postdoctoral research I published a good number of peer reviewed papers, alongside conference presentations and a book chapter. After 3 years of postdoctoral research, which used artificial intelligence and modelling techniques to create diagnostic algorithms, I turned the IP into a spin out company which I ran for a couple of years. Following a long period working in the government sector and defence industry on security and cyber in particular I came to work in Kingston University in October 2019.

Academic responsibilities

Coordinator, Cyber Security Centre


  • PhD
  • MSc
  • BSc (Hons)
  • MBCS
  • MIET