Dr Natalie Coull

Head of Division of Cyber Security

Abertay University School of Design and Informatics



Dr Natalie Coull is the Head of Division of Cyber Security at Abertay University, and was responsible for developing their bachelors in Digital Forensics and the NCSC Certified Masters in Ethical Hacking. Natalie has research interests in secure coding, digital watermarks and computer memory-based security concerns. Natalie is actively engaged in outreach, including promoting female participation in cyber security and leading a programme to provide Abertay student mentors for local school pupils as part of their National Progression Award in Cybersecurity.


Natalie graduated with a Doctorate in technology-enhanced education for software development from the University of St Andrews, which was followed by a Post-Doctoral post in the same area. Natalie was appointed as a Lecturer in Ethical Hacking in 2008 at Abertay.


Working with colleagues at Kingston University, and the University of the West of England, Natalie is helping to establish CISSE UK – and organisation created to bring together those interested in cybersecurity education across the UK, and provide a platform for sharing best practice and resources.


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