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Professor Monica Whitty

Professor Monica Whitty

Professor Monica Whitty began her academic career in Australia, where she worked in the School of Psychology at Macquarie University (1995-1996), and in the School of Applied, Social and Human Sciences, at the University of Western Sydney (1998-2003). Moving to the UK, Monica was appointed as a lecturer in the School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast, then as Reader in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. Finally she took up a Chair in Contemporary Media at the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Leicester where she currently works.

Her research predominantly focuses on Internet relating (both the liberating and debilitating aspects). Monica has carried out research on the following topic areas: online dating, cyberflirting and cybersex, internet infidelity, virtual identities, video games, online scams (e.g., the romance scam), misrepresentation of the self across different modes of communication, online trust, availability of social support online, cyberstalking, internet privacy, security and surveillance issues and cyber-ethics.

With her extensive experience of identity in an online context, Monica will be focusing on how these issues relate to SuperIdentity.

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