Victoria Baines

Professor of IT , Gresham College

Dr Victoria Baines is Professor of IT at Gresham College, the City of London's oldest higher education institution, established in 1597 to provide free lectures to the public. Her current series of lectures is focused on Humanising Cyberspace and putting citizens back at the heart of IT policy. She frequently contributes to major broadcast media outlets on digital ethics, cybercrime and the misuse of emerging technologies, and is regular voted one of the leading women in cybersecurity. Her areas of research include electronic surveillance, cybercrime futures, and the politics of security. She also provides research expertise to a number of international organisations including Interpol, the United Nations, the Council of Europe and the European Commission. 

For several years Victoria was Facebook's Trust & Safety Manager for EMEA. Prior to this, Victoria led the Strategy team at Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), where she was responsible for the EU's cyber threat analysis, and the ground-breaking cybersecurity futures exercise, Project 2020. Victoria chairs the Security Panel of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, the IT Livery Company in the City of London. She has an MA from the University of Oxford and a doctorate from the University of Nottingham.