Research at Leeds Beckett
About Rasha Ibrahim
Dr Rasha Ibrahim is a Research Fellow at the Leeds Beckett School of Computing, Creative Technologies & Engineering and holds a PhD in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) from Computer Science Department, University of York. Her scholarly interests range around Impact Assessment, Mobile Security, Phishing, SMishing, Personality, Experimental Psychology, and Research Ethics. Specifically, she conducted research about the ethical and legal challenges that face vulnerability researchers in general and phishing researchers in particular. Her PhD was about the effect of personality on SMS phishing vulnerability.
Dr Ibrahim was the President of York Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) for two consecutive years (2015-2017). Her job involved enhancing the experience of 4000 postgraduate students, and she has successfully launched a number of projects that benefited York students from both academic and welfare perspectives. Rasha is currently a board trustee of York City of Sanctuary.
Dr Ibrahim comes from an advanced academic and analytical background having been teaching for more than 9 years in Egypt as an associate lecturer at Computer Science Department, Sadat Academy for Management Sciences. She also has two years of teaching experience, at University of York. When she became accustomed to the UK education system, she started to take her academic experience further outside her department. She has joined the Realising Opportunities Project as a personal tutor. 12 Universities have participated in this project that mainly aims at encouraging social mobility for schools' bright students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Dr Ibrahim has also worked in industry for four years as a configuration analyst in Vodafone Telecommunications, an experience that helped shaping her research directions. She got inspired by the mobile technology and had her Masters in mobile communications in 2003. Her thesis was the first among Egyptian Universities to tackle the topic of Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) that was relatively new at that time.
Dr.Ibrahim is currently working on a European Commission funded Project (MONICA). The project is concerned with improving the quality of life for citizens, visitors, and staff of large scale cultural events via the use of IoT technologies and wearable devices. Dr.Ibrahim's role in the project is related to impact Assessment. She has developed the framework against which MONICA impact and future progress could be evaluated, measured, and valued.
- 2012 - IBM, Women in Computing Award
- 2012 - York Shire Vitae Public Engagement Competition for Researchers
- 2011 - Research with Impact Award