Anisa Mkuwu


School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

I graduated from Ulster University in Northern Ireland with BSc (Hons) in Computer Science in 2005. I then completed my MSc in Telecommunications and Networks by 2007 before working in the IT industry for few years before starting my teaching career.

My teaching career started as a computer science secondary school teacher and course leader for GCSEs and A Levels in East London. In 2009, I moved to South Essex College and University of Essex as a Lecturer in Networking where I worked for 6 years. Then in 2015 I joined Staffordshire University as a lecturer in computer networks and security.

I am a Cisco qualified instructor for CCNA, Network Security, CyberOps Associate and DevNet Associate. I have designed and developed a series of modules for the distance learning courses we offer to HM Forces personnel, specifically on networking and security.

Professional memberships and activities

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of British Computer Society (MBCS)

Academic qualifications

  • BSc Hons in Computer Science, Ulster University
  • MSc in Telecommunications and Networks, Ulster University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education (PgCHPE), Staffordshire University
  • Near Completion: PhD, ‘The Application of Deep Learning to Cyber Security’, Staffordshire University 


  • Network design and configurations
  • IoT Security
  • Cyber Security
  • Network Security
  • Network Programming and Automation
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Python for Machine Learning
  • Cisco Instructor 

Research interests

  • Cyber Security threats and attacks
  • Data Science, cyber security dataset analysis
  • Machine Learning application to Cyber Security
  • Deep Learning application to Cyber Security
  • Attacks and threats detections



  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Networking with LANs and WANs
  • LAN Switching and WAN Networks
  • Network Security
  • CyberOps
  • IoT Security
  • Advanced Network Troubleshooting
  • Individual final year projects (On Campus, MoD, and Apprentice)


  • Individual project supervision
in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021