Dr Lena Y. Connolly

Dr Lena Y. Connolly


I am a Research Fellow at the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies in the School of Law where I conduct research in the areas of cybersecurity, cryptocurrency, and cybercrime. Before joining the University of Leeds, I worked as a Lecturer at the National University of Ireland, Galway with the Business Information Systems group.

In my PhD thesis, I investigated how various factors affect employee security behaviour. Data was collected in the United States and Ireland. My research interests include Information Security, Cryptocurrency, Cybercrime in Cloud, Ransomware. Currently, I am working on a EPSRC-funded project titled “EconoMical, PsycHologicAl and Societal Impact of RanSomware (EMPHASIS)”

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Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Criminal Justice Studies