Dr Graham Taylor-Russell is a Senior Lecturer in Cryptography at the School of Computing and Digital Media.
Graham has worked at London Met for over 30 years having joined as a maths lecturer in 1989. He worked for many years in the university's administration where he was, amongst other things, Academic Registrar and Dean of Students. This included responsibility for all assessment, degree awards and the graduation ceremonies. He is now a maths lecturer again and is also Course Leader for the Cryptography MSc, a postgraduate course that aims to bring this exciting discipline that combines mathematics and computer science to graduates.
Before joining London Met's predecessor, the Polytechnic of North London, Graham completed a PhD in Combinatorial Group Theory at Kings College London and also obtained a BSc in Mathematics from the University of York.
Graham teaches modules across the range of algebra and discrete mathematics specialising in information security, cryptography and number theory. He has a long standing interest in the use of computer algebra to develop students' learning of mathematics having introduced the Maple software to the university in the 1990s.
He is a member of a research group (the Student Assessment and Classification Working Group) that investigates the way assessment and regulation is applied across the higher education sector. The group has contributed to papers, conferences and the work of the Office for Students.
In his spare time he is a grandfather, a bad saxophonist and a long suffering supporter of Crystal Palace.
Dr Graham Taylor-Russell
Senior Lecturer in Cryptography
London Metropolitan University