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Professor of Software Systems and Cybersecurity, Monash University

Professor Monica Whitty is a psychologist who researchers cyber security, and whose research over the last 20 years has focused on the ways individuals behave in cyberspace. Her work, in particular, examines identities created in cyberspace, online security risks as well as detecting and preventing cybercrimes (e.g., mass-marketing fraud, insider threats).

Professor Whitty is the first author of 'Cyberpsychology: The study of individuals, society and digital technologies' (Wiley, 2017) with Garry Young and 'Truth, Lies and Trust on the Internet' (2009, Routledge) with Adam Joinson. She is the author of over 100 publications, given over 50 invited and keynote lectures and has supervised over 50 Masters and doctoral students.

Projects led by Professor Whitty include those funded by research councils (e.g., Australian Criminology Research Council, British Academy, ESRC, EPSRC, Nuffield), defence (e.g., dstl) and government and industry (e.g., National Fraud Authority, National Media Museum,, RSVP). She has also worked as a co-researcher funded on projects by the government (e.g., CPNI, Technology Strategy Board).


  • 2018–present
    Prof, University of Melbourne
  • 2016–present
    Prof , University of Warwick
  • 2017–present
    Prof, Royal Holloway