Allison Wylde

Allison Wylde

Dr., PhD

  • Poplar, 40 Fashion Street

    E1 6PX London

    United Kingdom

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PhD projects

Cyber Security I AI I Trust, Standards and Governance I Innovation I

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Dr Allison Wylde FRGS FHEA IEEE PhD (London) MA DIC (Imperial)

UN SDG 16 Peace Justice and Strong Institutions

Allison is a Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) with GCU London.

Serving as Chair of the UN Global Digital Compact Team with the Internet Safety, Security and Standards Coalition (IS3C); Allison’s team report to the United Nations (UN) Internet Governance Forum (IGF). As a member of the UN IGF best practice forum (BPF) on cyber security and a national expert member with the British Standards Institute / International Standards Organization TC291 Societal Security Management SSM/001 Allison's work aligns with UN SDG 16 Peace Justice and Strong Institutions.

Allison is interested in supervising PhD research with experienced practitioners and new-hires in cyber security: AI, Ethics, Standards and Governance, Trust and Zero Trust, aligned with the UN Global Digital Compact the United Nations (UN) Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and UN SDG 16 Peace Justice and Strong Institutions.

Allison's DBA students (UWS London) focus on understanding trust in topics including business leadership in Morocco and E-Governance in the UK. Allison's MBA students have received prizes including the Market2Win prize for International Marketing Strategy at GCU London and the DSV Panalpina award for the best dissertation at Cardiff University Business School. Allison also holds posts with Cardiff University, Warwick University and the University of Karachi, Pakistan, where she is an external PhD examiner.

Selected recent peer-reviewed publications

Wylde. A. (2022) Cyber Security Norms: Trust and Cooperation, ECCWS 22, Conference paper.

Wylde. A. (2022) Questions of trust in norms of zero trust, Computing Conference 2022 (SAIC 2022), Conference paper.

Wylde, A. (2021). Zero trust: never trust always verify, in Onwubiko C., Lynn T., Rosati P., Erola A., Bellekens X., Endo P., Fox G. and Jaatun M. G. (Eds.) 2021, Cyber Science 2021 CyberSA for Trustworthy and Transparent Artificial Intelligence (AI), C-MRiC.ORG 2021:UK. ISBN-13 978-0-9932338-7-6.

Wylde, A. (2020). Reconsidering Resilience, in, The Digital Age, Cyber Space, and social media, Ed., Khasru, S.M. Institute for Policy, Advocacy and Governance (IPAG), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Recent presentations 

Invited spotlight presentation, spotlight stage, 'My Buddy, AI Digital Companion', CyberUK22

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD Management, PhD, Birkbeck College, University of London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2015

External positions

Chair, Internet Standards, Security and Safety Coalition

20 Sep 2022 → …

Member, United Nations IGF

1 Dec 2021 → …


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