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Doctor Stephen Phillips

Dr Stephen Phillips

Principal Enterprise Fellow

Research interests

  • Cyber-security
  • Risk management
  • Secure systems

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Dr Stephen Phillips is a Principal Research Engineer at the University of Southampton IT Innovation Centre. He joined in 2004 after working on novel computational chemistry software. He has taken many roles at IT Innovation, including software developer, architect, business analyst and technical project manager. Stephen has worked across a variety of technical domains such as secure distributed computer systems, dynamic resource provisioning, service level agreements and monitoring systems, 5G security and networking and cyber-security and risk management. Stephen currently leads IT Innovation's work in the SYNTHEMA project, working on the automation of data protection impact assessments and understanding the risks associated with synthetic medical data. Stephen manages the development of the Spyderisk semi-automated risk assessment software, contributing to the architecture, interpreting the needs of the users and prioritising developments. Stephen has a PhD in computational chemistry, first class degrees in both chemistry and mathematics and is a PRINCE2 Practitioner.