I joined Edinburgh Napier University in September 2015 as Lecturer in Cybersecurity and Networks and a member of the Centre for Distributed Computing, Networking and Security and the Cyber Academy. I was previously Senior Lecturer in Computing at Abertay University. My main area of expertise is Digital Forensics, specifically Database Forensics.
My current research interests in cybersecurity focus on the areas of distributed file system and cloud forensics, similarity hashing, digital forensic triage, web browser forensics, database forensics and information security. I supervise a number of Honours and MSc projects in these areas, and have successfully supported previous project students in publishing their work at conferences.
I am also an active
researcher in Teaching and Learning, where my interests focus on integrating
research and teaching, blended learning, and teaching and learning of
Databases. I have (co-)chaired the annual International Workshop of Teaching, Learning and Assessment in
Databases (TLAD) since 2010, which provides a forum for the sharing of TLA
practice specific to the subject area and has created a strong community of
Leimich, P., Buchanan, W. (2016). A RAM triage methodology for Hadoop HDFS forensics. Digital Investigation, , (), .See all publications
Flack, P. (2017). Identification, Recovery and Verification of MP3 frames from Obfuscated Files (BEng (Hons) CSF Dissertation). Edinburgh Napier University (Leimich, P., McKeown, S.).
Rodriguez Barragan, M. (2017). A Digital Forensics methodology for outsourced cloud-based Hadoop HDFS implementations (BEng (Hons) CSF Dissertation). Edinburgh Napier University (Leimich, P., Ramsay, B.).See all supervised dissertations