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About Cath Elvey

In her final policing role, Cath was seconded to Titan, the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit as the supervisor of the NW Regional Cyber Crime Unit. In this role Cath gained experience responding to cyber-attacks and leading investigations into individuals who were committing cybercrime offences including those of hacking, distributed denial of service and the use and sale of tools for the use in cybercrime. Cath has qualifications and experience in internet investigation, computer network investigations and digital forensics. 

Cath was a keynote speaker at the UK Workshop on Cybersecurity Training & Education hosted by Liverpool John Moore’s University presenting on law enforcement Cyber education.

After retiring from the Police in 2016, Cath was employed by the charity Youth Federation as the manager of the North West Cyber Safety Programme, an initiative which brought together partners from academia, cyber industry, law enforcement, schools and youth organisations with the aim of developing safe and ethical use of the internet by young people and developing cyber skills and which would lead to improved career opportunities in internet related and knowledge-based enterprises.

Cath is a Fellow of the Higher Academy Institute, she has experience teaching within the area of Police Learning and Development for the last 10 years of her service delivering lectures as a subject matter expert to a diverse policing audience including senior officers, special constables, police community support officers, police technical support staff, detectives and student officers.  Cath was an accredited police lecturer for the College of Policing’s Level 2 Open Source Research and Mainstream Cyber Crime programmes. As well as teaching Police Officers, Cath also gave Cyber Crime training to lawyers and advocates of the Manchester and Liverpool Crown Prosecution Complex Case Unit and Merseyside Magistrates.

Since 2015, Cath has taught cybercrime investigation to students on programmes delivered by both the University of Chester’s Institute of Policing and Computer Science Department.





(BA (Hons), FHEA, MA (on-going),.