Dr Kate Buttriss
I am a Lecturer on the MSc Risk, Crisis and Resilience Management and MSc Risk and Safety Leadership (DA) programmes, in addition to being the module lead for two postgraduate Risk modules.
I joined the teaching staff following a successful twenty-year career with a major financial institution, where I held the post of Senior Vice President in Information Security. This was a global role, responsible for initiating, developing and implementing Information Security supplier risk management projects.
I joined the Faculty of Business and Law (BAL) in 2020 having recently completed my PhD thesis entitled ‘Exploring the role of the Information Security Policy’. This research has enabled me to draw on my practitioner experience, to highlight and understand the importance of the relationship between risk perception and organisational risk appetite, in order to support organisations in articulating their risk appetite. I also hold an MSc Risk Management with Distinction, from the University of Portsmouth.
I am interested in furthering the research into the human aspects of information security, specifically where it supports the understanding of organisational relationships. I am also keen to progress research that will explore the relationship between risk perception and risk appetite, in order to propose a greater theoretical understanding of risk appetite in order to assist organisations in managing risk.
I teach on a number of the postgraduate modules in the area of risk, and I am a Lecturer on the MSc Risk, Crisis and Resilience Management and the MSc Risk and Safety Leadership (DA) programmes. I am module coordinator for the ‘Risk for Lawyers’ and ‘Crisis Management’ postgraduate modules.