About


Research Consultant in the areas of Adaptive Leadership, Strategic Governance, Space & Defence, Digital Security (Cyber).


Dr Richard Matthews (BE(Hons) PhD MIEAust) [to be conferred July] is a Research Associate at the University of Adelaide. His research focuses on the intersection of cybersecurity and forensics.

He completed his PhD (2019) at the University of Adelaide, Australia with a thesis titled “Towards a Unified Theory of Sensor Pattern Noise: an analysis of dark current, lens effects and temperature bias in CMOS Image Sensors.” His specialisations include the forensic identification of digital image sensors using sensor pattern noise, penetration testing, social engineering and advanced manufacturing technologies.

He is a member of the Institute of Engineers Australia, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society.

He has worked in numerous fields including Defence as an Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force.

Since 2015 he has been teaching courses at the University of Adelaide relating to first year engineering and, recently, 3D prototyping, design and additive manufacturing.

He has previously served on the University’s Academic Board and is currently serving his second elected term as a member of the University of Adelaide’s governing council.

He has received several scholarships, awards and honours including the Australian Defence Medal (2014), Adelaide Postgraduate Award (2015), the Simon Rockliff Scholarship for outstanding postgraduate mentorship from DST Group (2018), semi-finalist in the Channel 7 Young Australian of the Year Awards (2019) and the Adelaide MBA Community Achievement Scholarship (2019).