Meet the Team

Andy Barratt

Andrew Barratt, MSc, PGDip, BA (Hons.)
Andy is the Mortisman’s lead on business development and IT trouble shooting.

His background is in IT Support and also Digital Marketing for SME’s. He’s worked for large UK Universities, and whilst at University of Westminster was seconded to PA Consulting for 2 years to work on the University 10 Year Strategic Plan. He is now self employed running his own business in IT support in Hertfordshire.

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Gavin Butler, BA (Hons.) MSc, DipAPI, FHEAGavin Butler
Lead Investigator and Business Resilience Consultant

Gavin has a first degree in criminology from the University of Westminster (PCL) and a Masters in Security Management and Information Technology from Leicester University. Gavin has industrial experience as an independent security consultant, advising mainly on museum security and retail security and working for CSD Global Ltd on cyber security training programme development. However, since 1994 he has also been lecturing extensively in Information Technology Security.  He was a leading academic on the Masters of Science in IT Security at the University of Westminster and later led the development of cyber security programmes at Bucks New University, helping to develop the careers of a number of influential individuals within the IT security industry over the last 20 years+. Gavin is a qualified lecturer as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). He is also a qualified private investigator. Gavin has also tutored at Bramshill Police National Training Faculty. Gavin has a fine forensic detail for documentation having been the School Academic Conduct Tutor at the University of Westminster and the QA Faculty Coordinator at Bucks New University. Gavin has the distinct ability to blend and analyse genuine life experiences within an academic framework to provide real value for his tutees across different levels of courses. Gavin is currently an External Tutor for Portsmouth University working with Professor Mark Button in the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies. Gavin is also an External Assessor for Leicester University and an External Examiner for the University of Chester.

Gavin’s main areas of academic interest are: Biometric Security Systems, Business Continuity Planning, Commercial Burglary, Computer Crime, Computer Forensic Investigations, Contingency Planning, Criminal Profiling, Criminological Theory, Cultural Issues in IT, Customer Relations Management, Cyber-terrorism, Disaster Management, E-Business Modeling, Electronic Privacy, E-groups, E-Marketing, Ethical and Legal Issues in IT Security, Fraud, Health and Safety, Human Security, Information Technology Security, Museum Security, Physical Security, Policy Development, Qualitative Research Methods, Risk Analysis, Security Education, Security Management Principles, Standards (including variants on BS7799/ISO17799/ISO27000), Shoplifting, Stress Management.
Gavin is also known for the influential work on commercial burglary – ‘Commercial Burglary: What Offenders Say’ in Gill, M. (1994) Crime at Work, Leicester: Perpetuity Press.

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Philip Evans, PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons.),

Philip is Mortisman’s lead on training and educational needs and corporate research and risk assessments. His current interests include cryptography, cryptanalysis, risk modelling, new technologies, law and ethics and statistical, quantitative research methods.

Philip is an extremely intelligent, analytically minded individual, whose knowledge of information security concepts, practices and case material has made him a recognised (branded) authority within the discipline and in the IT security industry. Philip is very personable and well-liked by all that he meets and engages with. He has an excellent rapport with colleagues, students and alumni and his lectures and presentations in the classroom and at industry events are very warmly received.

Philip’s background is in mathematics and has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level and has been a Director of Studies at PhD level. His logical thinking and numerical skills have been of real benefit to employers in costing out potential projects such as Knowledge Transfer Partnerships through to Continual Professional Development programmes and IT Security Research. However, Philip is an expert communicator and is able to provide insight on a wide range of subjects from French history through to international politics and economics. He is truly a passionate academic and follows the political and financial developments in education and the implications for staff, students, research and the stability and sustainability.

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Phil created and led the highly successful MSc in IT Security at the University of Westminster and has inspired both his colleagues and his students in his chosen discipline