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Dr Matthew Broadbent

Biography Dr Matthew Broadbent is an Associate Professor at Edinburgh Napier University. He was awarded his PhD in Computer Science from Lancaster University in 2016 and also received his BSc in Computer Science Innovation from the same institution.

He is currently migrating into the Group Lead role for the Cyber-Security and Networks subject group.
Research Interests Matthew's research broadly focuses on the intersections of computer networking, security and distributed systems. More specifically, he has focused on the development and utilisation of novel programmable interfaces to control flexible infrastructure; a research topic that has garnered much attention from both academia and industry.

He is interested in large-scale prototyping and evaluation on international testbeds and production environments. This rigorous demonstration and evaluation forms core facets of his work.
Teaching and Learning Matthew is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He created and delivered one of the first Software Defined Networking courses to be delivered in the UK. Incorporating both theoretical and practical elements, it was initially delivered at Postgraduate level, and later at Undergraduate.

Understanding the importance of such skills in a modern workforce, he continues to deliver core computer networking courses at Edinburgh Napier University, maintaining a hands-on approach to teaching and learning.

He is module leader for Practical Networks 1, a foundational course delivered at SCQF Level 7 (1st Year).