John Haggerty

John Haggerty

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)
Computing and Technology


Dr Haggerty is a Senior Lecturer in Computing. He is the MSc Project Tutor and Module Leader for Internet Technologies, Principles of Information Security, Network Security, and Research Methods.

Career overview

Prior to joining NTU in February 2014, Dr Haggerty was Lecturer in Information Security at the University of Salford and Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Computing at Liverpool John Moores University.

Research areas

Dr Haggerty's main research interests include network security, computer forensics, signature matching and mobile computing.

Key projects include:

  • Attack detection and response in emerging network infrastructures
  • Signature mining and analysis for network security and digital forensics
  • Data visualisation for triage and analysis of large data sets in digital investigations
  • Developing tools and techniques for data mining and visualisation in inter-disciplinary projects (in collaboration with the University of Nottingham).

Dr Haggerty is a member of the Intelligent Simulation, Modelling and Networking Research Group (ISMN)

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil / PhD in the School of Science and Technology exist and further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.


Forensic triage of email network narratives through visualisation. Haggerty J, Haggerty S and Taylor M, Journal of Information Management and Computer Security, forthcoming 2014

Visual analytics for large-scale actor networks: a case study of Liverpool, 1750-1810. Haggerty J and Haggerty S in (eds) Casson M and Hashimzade N, Large Databases in Economic History Research Methods and Case Studies, 2013, Routledge, 146-164,

A framework for the forensic analysis of user interaction with social media. Haggerty J, Casson MC, Haggerty S and Taylor MJ, International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics, 2012, 4 (4), 15-30

Digital evidence from mobile telephone applications. Taylor M, Hughes G, Haggerty J, Gresty D and Almond P, Computer Law and Security Review, 2012, 28 (3), 335-339

A framework for the forensic investigation of unstructured email relationship data. Haggerty J, Karran AJ, Lamb DJ and Taylor MJ, International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics, 2011, 3 (3), 1-18

The life cycle of a metropolitan business network: Liverpool 1750-1810. Explorations in Economic History. Haggerty J and Haggerty S, 2011, 48 (2), 189 - 206

Next generation body area networks and smart environments for healthcare. Fergus P, Taylor M, Haggerty J, Bracegirdle L and Merabti M in (eds) Rocker C and Ziefle M, Smart Healthcare Applications and Services: Developments and Practices,  2011, IGI Global, 46-74

Visual analytics of an Eighteenth-Century business network. Haggerty J and Haggerty S, Enterprise and Society, 2010, 11 (1), 1 - 25

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