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Lennon Y.C. Chang

Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Monash University

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 an Assistant Professor at City University of Hong Kong (2011-2015) and he worked as a researcher and project manager at the Science and Technology Law Centre, Institute for Information Industry, Taiwan, in the area of legal responses to new technology (2005-2007). 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 was an Endeavour Asia Award recipient, an Australia-China Emerging Leader, a Global Emerging Voices Fellow and an Australia-China Youth Dialogue Fellow. Dr Chang researches crime and governance of cyberspace - cybercrime, cyber terrorism and cyber warfare, particularly in the greater China region. He is currently researching internet vigilantism as well as cybercrime and cyber-deviance among juveniles in the Asia-pacific region. Dr Chang received his PhD from the Regulatory Institutions Network at the Australian National University.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Monash University
  • 2015–2017
    Lecturer, Monash University
  • 2011–2015
    Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong


  • 2010 
    Regulator Institutions Network, the Australian National University, PhD in Law (Criminology)
  • 2002 
    School of Criminology, National Taipei University, Taiwan, M.A., Criminology

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Strengthening Cyber Security Capacity and Awareness in the Indo-Pacific Region: Australia- Myanmar Cooperation
    Project Director
    Funding Source:
    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia