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Reader in Cybercrime and Gender, University of Portsmouth

Dr Lisa Sugiura is a Reader in Cybercrime and Gender at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Portsmouth, Themes Strategic Innovation Fellow (TRIF), and the Deputy Director of the Cybercrime Awareness Clinic. Her research focuses on online deviance, and technology facilitated gender-based abuse and sexual violence. She has published on topics including the online pharmaceutical trade, phishing, online research ethics, and rape culture online. Her research projects, which include funding from the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the Home Office, involve the language of cybersexism, victims of computer misuse, the use of technologies to assist marginalised women into employment, the role of technology in domestic abuse, and extremist and misogynistic behaviours in incel communities. She is the author of the books: Respectable deviance and purchasing medicine online: opportunities and risks for consumers Palgrave Macmillan, and The incel rebellion: the rise of the manosphere and the virtual war against women Emerald publishing.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Cybercrime , University of Portsmouth


  • 2016 
    University of Southampton , PhD in Web Science (health sciences)