Lennon Chang


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Dr Lennon Yao-Chung Chang is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University. His is currently a Visiting Fellow with the Australian strategic Policy institute, Australia, a visitor with the Cybercrime Observatory at the Australian National University, Australia and a fellow with the International Cybercrime Research Centre at Simon Fraser University, Canada. He is the Vice Chairman of the Asia Pacific Association of Technology and Society which he co-founded in 2012. He is also the founder of Cyberbaykin: Myanmar Cyber Security Awareness campaign.

He was awarded his PhD by the Australian National University in November 2010. He has a Master in Criminology and Bachelor in Law degrees from National Taipei University. In 2007 he received an Endeavour Asia Award and in 2009 was identified by Peking University and Griffith Asia Institute as an Australia-China Emerging Leader. He was recently selected as a Global Emerging Voices Fellow and an Australia-China Youth Dialogue Fellow.

Before joinging Monash Universtiy, he was an Assistant Professor of criminology in the Department of Applied Social Sciences at the City University of Hong Kong (2011-2015). From 2005 to 2007, he worked as a researcher and project manager at the Science and Technology Law Centre, Institute for Information Industry, which is recognized as one of the most important think-tanks in Taiwan in the area of legal responses to new technology. Before joining City University of Hong Kong, he worked as a post-doctoral research officer at the Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security at the Australian National University.

Dr Chang is interested in researching crime and governance of cyberspace - cybercrime, cyber terrorism and cyber warfare. He is particularly interested in the regulation and governance of cyberspace in the Asia-Pacific region. His book Cybercrime in the Greater China Region: Regulatory Responses and Crime Prevention (Edward Elgar, 2012) is about the nature and range of responses to cybercrime between China and Taiwan. His research is highly topical and he has been invited by the governments of Canada, Taiwan, Korea, and Hong Kong to discuss his research findings with senior national security, foreign policy and policing staff.

He is particularly interested in the regulation and governance of cyberspace in the Asia-Pacific region. His professional interest in Asia continues and he is currently researching internet vigilantism in the indo-pacific region. He was also undertaking research into cybercrime and cyber-deviance in this region.

Specialties: Cybercrime; Cyber security; Crime prevention; Taiwan-China relations; Policing; Juvenile Delinquency; Regulatory Pluralism

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Visiting Fellow, Australian Strategic Policy Institute Limited (ASPI) (Australia)

25 Mar 201931 Jul 2019

Founder, CyberBayKin: Myanmar Cyber Security Awareness Campaign

2018 → …

Co-founder and Vice-chairman, Asia Pacific Association of Technology and Society (APATAS)

2014 → …

Member, Simon Fraser University

2014 → …

Visitor, Australian National University

2012 → …

Research area keywords

  • Cybercrime
  • Cyber Security
  • Cyber Bullying
  • Internet Vigilantism
  • Public Private Partnership
  • Restorative Justice
  • China/Taiwan relations
  • disinformation
  • Human Flesh Search
  • Co-production of Security
  • Telecommunication Scam
  • Cybercrime in Asia
  • information operation
  • Cyber capacity building


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