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Roderick Douglas

Roderick M Douglas

Senior Lecturer in Computer Systems and Networks, Course Leader for BSc Hon Computer and Information Security


Roderick teaches networking, security and digital forensics, as well as virtualisation and cloud technologies. He is a Cisco Certified Academy Instructor and a Microsoft Certified Trainer, with many years teaching professional short courses in these areas. His knowledge of Microsoft and Cisco helps develop practical lab exercises to embed the theoretical knowledge.

  • About

    Roderick started work at Sheffield Hallam University in the Computer Services department after working in London as a freelance Systems Analyst. He installed some of the University's first computer networks and file servers, and implemented early connectivity to the Internet. He subsequently delivered professional short courses having certified as a Microsoft MCSE and Cisco CCNA, and developed a number of training courses in Wireless Networking, Virtualization and TCP/IP Security. Roderick is course leader for Computer and Information Security, and teaches on a number of different programmes including Web and Cloud Computing, Computer Security with Forensics and Advanced Computer Networks.

    Computer Networks, Security, Forensics, Virtualization, Windows Operating Systems

  • Teaching

    Department of Computing

    Business, Technology and Enterprise

    Computer Systems and Networks

    BSc Hon Computer Security with Forensics
    MSc Web and Cloud Computing

    MSc Advanced Computer Networks

    Secure Networking Technologies

    Digital Forensics
    Cloud Technologies

    Network Services and Administration
    Enterprise Application Management

    Advanced and Enterprise Routing
    Advanced and Enterprise Switching

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Marchang, J., Douglas, R., Ghita, B., Lancaster, D., & Sanders, B. (2018). Dynamic neighbour aware power-controlled MAC for multi-hop ad hoc networks. Ad hoc Networks, 75-76, 119-134.

    Book chapters

    Marchang, J., & Douglas, R. (2019). Selecting tools for penetration testing. In Penetration Testing A Guide for Business and IT Management. BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT:

    Marchang, J., & Douglas, R. (2019). Scoping a penetration test. In Penetration Testing A Guide for Business and IT Management. BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

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