Areas of expertise

  • Communications Systems
  • Defence Info Systems


Dr Duncan Hodges received his PhD from the University of Bath in 2006 and since then has worked as a Researcher in The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Bath, a Technology Researcher for the UK Government, a Researcher in the Cyber Security Centre at The University of Oxford, before joining Cranfield as a Senior Lecturer in the Information Operations Group.

This background has given Duncan the ability to deliver technically challenging, high-risk research which provides genuine, tangible benefit and impact.

Duncan currently holds an ESRC NCRM Fellowship on Digital Identity and is a visitor at the Alan Turing Institute, the national centre for data science and artificial intelligence.

Current activities


My research focusses on a number of topics including:

Identity in cyber and natural spaces

Offensive cyber activity and Information warfare

Applications of Natural Language Processing in Cybersecurity

I have a number of funded PhD students working on a variety of these topics including the Agent-Based modelling of Offensive Actors in Cyberspace and Natural Language Processing to help the understanding of the Insider Threat.

In addition, I am the lead PI on an EPSRC project entitled 'People Powered for Desirable Social Outcomes', I am also a CO-I on an EPSRC project looking at enabling sensitive disclosures through the use of conversational agents.

I have two projects awarded through the Centre for Research and Evidence in Security Threats commissioning process, one considering information leakage and identity cues through how individuals interact with devices and the second considering how the smart home enables traditional crimes.


Critical Networks and Cyber-Physical Systems

Cyber Attacks, Threats and Opportunities


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Economic and Social Research Council - National Centre for Research Methods

Centre for Research and Evidence in Security Threats

Innovate UK

Defence Science and Technology Labs


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers