Richard Kay

Senior Lecturer

School of Computing and Digital Technology
0121 331 5423

Richard worked on the telecommunications development and related commissioning, manufacturing and CAD/CAM from 1976 to 1979. He worked on IT user and systems support and programming from 1979 to 1995 at UCE (previously Birmingham Polytechnic). Since then he has worked as a lecturer and senior lecturer at BCU (previously UCE).

Current Activity

Richard teaches on the following courses:

Richard Kay currently teaches and coordinates software development on the BSc Computing Science course, and system security theory including cryptography and other aspects of system security on the BSc Forensics and BSc Networks and Security courses. He also teaches data analysis on various first year undergraduate courses.

Areas of Expertise
  • Security Technologies
  • Network Security
  • ForensicĀ and Ethical Hacking
  • Wireless and Mobile Technologies
  • Telecommunications and Mobile applications
  • Computer Networking
  • Software Design, Development and Engineering
  • IT Architecture
  • Digital Home Technologies
  • IT Project Management
  • Database Design and Development
  • System security
  • Operating systems
  • Computer programming and languages
  • Community currencies
  • Open source technology

BSc (University of Warwick 1976)

PGCE (Birmingham City University 2001)


Research interests include network programming, community currencies and operating systems, email originator reputation-based security systems and systems programming and administration.

Examples of student course notes for Richard Kay's coordinated modules are present on moodle with archived copies of many materials.