Science Blockchain Lab

The Science Blockchain Research Lab is a new capability within the Cyber Academy.

Mission Statement

The Science Blockchain Research Lab has been established to provide a centre of excellence on emergent blockchain technologies and their application to science in both the academic and commercial worlds. The labs research will focus on building new capabilities specifically to support scientific inquiry and to setup practical pilot projects with partners to share the best practice in deploying and using blockchain technologies.


Proffessor Bill Buchanan Professor

Bill Buchanan is a Professor in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, and a Fellow of the BCS and the IET. He currently leads the Centre for Distributed Computing, Networks, and Security, and works in the areas of security, next generation user interfaces, Web-based infrastructures, e-Crime, intrusion detection systems, digital forensics, e-Health, mobile computing, agent-based systems, and simulation.

James Littlejohn Associate

James Littlejohn has been an early adopter and community participant in blockchain and peer technologies. He founded a science blockchain open source project to validate science on a trust-less network, examining how to automate peer review and design out human bias in science. James has experience spanning 20 years of internet development ranging from sport science, wearable analytics to text mining to e-commerce.

John Duncan Associate

John Duncan is currently a Governor of Barts Hospital Trust and was a previous academic research fellow in Economics and for the past 20 years has been involved in Banking Finance and risk management methodologies. He has taken a research and practical interest in applying blockchain technologies to the healthcare sector.