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.


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


Department of Computing

College of Business, Technology and Engineering

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


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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