Jennifer Betts’ academic background is in social science and has worked in research and policy in the voluntary sector in Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Assembly where she provided research and briefing papers for the Assembly’s Statutory Committees on government policy and legislation.
She is currently employed as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Secure Information Technology (CSIT), Queens University Belfast (QUB). Jennifer is currently researching regulation, privacy and trust issues in relation to a European funded FP7 project on critical infrastructure protection (PRECYSE). She is also completing her PhD researching issues of privacy and trust in relation to national security and critical infrastructure protection. Coming from a sociology background, Jennifer is an advocate for cross-disciplinary research, particularly in relation to technology.