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Dr Moira Carroll-Mayer

Job: Senior Lecturer in Law and Ethics

Faculty: Computing, Engineering and Media

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Research group(s): Cyber Security Centre, Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)116 255 1551




Personal profile

Moira Carroll-Mayer BA, MA, LLB, LLM, PhD is Senior Lecturer in Law and Ethics at the Faculty of Technology at De Montfort University in England. She is a member of the Cyber Security Centre and of the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University and sits on British Standards Institute panels concerned with digital forensics and security. Her research interests span forensic computing, computer security and the legal and ethical implications of autonomous weapons systems. Moira is sometime Legal Editor of Digital Forensics and an internationally recognised writer and speaker on the legal and ethical implications of advanced weapons systems and communications technologies.

She holds a BA in English and European Studies from the University of Ulster, an MA in Politics and Government from London Guildhall University and an LLB from the University of Westminster. She was awarded the degree of Master of Laws with Distinction in Computers and Law by the Queen’s University of Belfast for her research into emerging issues at the interface of computing and Criminal and Corporate Law. Moira holds a PhD from De Montfort University for her research into the ethical implications of autonomous weapons systems.

Research group affiliations

Cyber Security Centre

Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility

Publications and outputs

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Key research outputs

Key-note speaker on the Ethics and Legal Implications of Unmanned Vehicles for Defence and Security Purposes Conference, 27th February 2008, RUSI, In Association with British Computer Society (BCS) & Society for British Aerospace Companies (SBAC).

Guest speaker, Proceedings of the Technology in Wartime conference, Stanford, USA, 2008,Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles and the Myth of Battle Readiness: Facing the Facts.

Research interests/expertise

Law, ethics, technology, digital forensics, systems security, security management, ethics and law of advanced weapons systems.

Areas of teaching

Law and Ethics of digital technologies, Security Management, Professionalism in Forensics, Security, Computer Science and Software Engineering.



Courses taught

BSc Security Management, BSc Forensic Computing, BSc Computer Science, BSc Software Engineering, MSc Forensic Computing, MSc Security Management.

Current research students

PhD-Information Trust: Professional Ethics at Risk in E-Government. PhD-Legal Aspects of Intrusion Detection.

Professional esteem indicators

BCS commendation for development of legal and ethical elements of MSc degrees in Forensic Computing and Security Management, 2012.