Professor Monica Whitty

Director of Cyber Security Research
School of Engineering and Information Technology
School of Science
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Professor Monica Whitty is the Director of Research (Cyber) at the UNSW (Canberra), where she also holds a Chair in Human Factors in Cyber Security. She is a member of the World Economic Forum Cyber Security Centre. She is also a visiting Professor in Cyber Security at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her work, in particular, examines identities created in cyberspace, online security risks, behaviour in cyberspace, insider threat, as well as detecting and preventing deception, such as cyberscams and mis/disinformation (drawing from psychological and linguistic tools). Monica is the author of over 100 articles and 5 books, the latest being: 'Cyberpsychology: The study of individuals, society and digital technologies' (Wiley, 2017, with Garry Young). 

Books

Whitty M, 2012, Love letters, Oxford University Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199561803.013.0003

Young G; Whitty MT, 2012, Transcending taboos: A moral and psychological examination of cyberspace, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203126769

2008, Mediated Interpersonal Communication, Routledge, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203926864

Whitty MT; Joinson A, 2008, Truth, lies and trust on the internet, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203938942

Whitty MT; Baker AJ; Inman JA, 2007, Preface, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9780230206182

Whitty MT; Carr AN, 2006, Cyberspace Romance: The Psychology of Online Relationships, Macmillan Education UK, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-230-20856-8

Book Chapters

Whitty MT, 2015, 'Online Dating', in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition, pp. 212 - 216, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.95089-X

Whitty MT, 2013, 'The Internet and Its Implications for Children, Parents and Family Relationships', in Contemporary Issues in Family Studies, John Wiley & Sons, pp. 262 - 274, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118320990.ch18

Creese S; Hodges D; Jamison-Powell S; Whitty M, 2013, 'Relationships between Password Choices, Perceptions of Risk and Security Expertise', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 80 - 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39345-7_9

Whitty MT, 2013, 'Online Romantic Relationships', in The Social Net, Oxford University Press, pp. 62 - 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639540.003.0004

Whitty MT; Carr AN, 2012, 'Cyber-harassment in the workplace', in Workplace Violence: Issues, Trends, Strategies, pp. 248 - 262, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781843926924

Young G; Whitty M, 2012, 'Coping with offline prohibited actions in gamespace: A psychological approach to moral well-being in gamers', in Psychology of Morality, pp. 35 - 60

Whitty MT, 2012, 'Internet Infidelity: A Real Problem', in Internet Addiction, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., pp. 191 - 204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118013991.ch11

Whitty MT, 2010, 'E-Dating', in Electronic Services, IGI Global, pp. 1376 - 1389, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-61520-967-5.ch085

Minnerup G; Solberg P, 2010, 'Introduction', in Minnerup G; Solberg P (ed.), First World, First Nations Internal Colonialism and Indigenous Self-Determination in Northern Europe and Australia, edn. Original, Sussex Academic Press, Brighton, pp. 1 - 21

Whitty MT, 2009, 'Internet Dating', in Encyclopedia of Human Relationships, SAGE Publications, Inc., http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412958479.n285

Whitty MT, 2009, 'E-Dating', in Social Networking Communities and E-Dating Services, IGI Global, pp. 278 - 291, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-104-9.ch016

Whitty M, 2009, 'Technology and hurt in close relationships', in Feeling Hurt in Close Relationships, pp. 400 - 416, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511770548.020

Whitty M, 2008, 'The joys of online dating', in Mediated Interpersonal Communication, pp. 234 - 251, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203926864

Whitty MT; Fisher WA, 2008, 'The sexy side of the internet: An examination of sexual activities and materials in Cyberspace', in Psychological Aspects of Cyberspace: Theory, Research, Applications, pp. 185 - 208, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511813740.009

Whitty MT, 2008, 'E-dating: The five phases on online dating', in Social Networking Communities and E-Dating Services: Concepts and Implications, pp. 278 - 291, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-104-9.ch016

Graham A; Papatheodorou A; Forsyth P, 2008, 'Introduction', in Aviation and Tourism: Implications for Leisure Travel, pp. 1 - 4

Whitty MT, 2007, 'The Art of Selling One’s ‘Self’ on an Online Dating Site: The BAR Approach', in Online Matchmaking, Palgrave Macmillan UK, pp. 57 - 69, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9780230206182_5

Whitty MT, 2007, 'Conclusion', in Online Matchmaking, Palgrave Macmillan UK, pp. 197 - 201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9780230206182_14

Whitty MT, 2007, 'Manipulation of self in cyberspace', in The Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication: Second Edition, pp. 93 - 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203936849

Whitty MT, 2007, 'The art of selling one's 'self' on an online dating site: The BAR approach', in Online Matchmaking, pp. 57 - 69, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9780230206182

Whitty MT, 2007, 'Conclusion', in Online Matchmaking, pp. 197 - 201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9780230206182

Whitty MT; Carr AN, 2006, 'Object Engagement and Dysfunctional Aspects of Relating Online', in Cyberspace Romance: The Psychology of Online Relationships, Macmillan Education UK, pp. 79 - 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-230-20856-8_4

Whitty MT; Carr AN, 2006, 'From Courtly Love to Cyber-Flirting', in Cyberspace Romance: The Psychology of Online Relationships, Macmillan Education UK, pp. 30 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-230-20856-8_2

Whitty MT; Carr AN, 2006, 'Cyber-Relationships, the Story so Far', in Cyberspace Romance: The Psychology of Online Relationships, Macmillan Education UK, pp. 1 - 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-230-20856-8_1

Whitty MT; Carr AN, 2006, 'Visions of the Future', in Cyberspace Romance: The Psychology of Online Relationships, Macmillan Education UK, pp. 171 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-230-20856-8_9

Whitty MT; Carr AN, 2006, 'Deviance and Cyberspace', in Cyberspace Romance: The Psychology of Online Relationships, Macmillan Education UK, pp. 109 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-230-20856-8_6

Whitty MT; Carr AN, 2006, 'Playing at Love', in Cyberspace Romance: The Psychology of Online Relationships, Macmillan Education UK, pp. 56 - 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-230-20856-8_3

Whitty MT; Carr AN, 2006, 'Characters and Archetypes in Cyberspace', in Cyberspace Romance: The Psychology of Online Relationships, Macmillan Education UK, pp. 153 - 170, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-230-20856-8_8

Whitty MT, 2005, 'Ethical Implications of Investigating Internet Relationships', in Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, First Edition, IGI Global, pp. 1116 - 1120, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59140-553-5.ch196

Whitty M, 2004, 'Peering into Online Bedroom Windows', in Readings in Virtual Research Ethics, IGI Global, pp. 203 - 218, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59140-152-0.ch011

Whitty MT, 'Investigating Internet Relationships', in Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition, IGI Global, pp. 2249 - 2253, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-026-4.ch356

Meredith A; Whitty M, 'Social Judgements and Behaviour', in Essential Psychology: A Concise Introduction Essential psychology: A concise introduction, SAGE Publications Ltd, pp. 233 - 252, http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781446251461.n12

Whitty MT, 'E-Dating', in Advances in Social Networking and Online Communities, IGI Global, pp. 222 - 235, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60960-759-3.ch013

Journal articles

Whitty MT, 2019, 'Predicting susceptibility to cyber-fraud victimhood', Journal of Financial Crime, vol. 26, pp. 277 - 292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/jfc-10-2017-0095

Whitty MT; Doodson J; Creese S; Hodges D, 2018, 'A picture tells a thousand words: What Facebook and Twitter images convey about our personality', Personality and Individual Differences, vol. 133, pp. 109 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2016.12.050

Whitty MT, 2018, 'Do You Love Me? Psychological Characteristics of Romance Scam Victims', Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, vol. 21, pp. 105 - 109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/cyber.2016.0729

Whitty MT, 2018, 'Developing a conceptual model for insider threat', Journal of Management and Organization, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jmo.2018.57

Whitty MT, 2018, '419 - It's just a Game: Pathways to cyber-fraud criminality emanating from West Africa', International Journal of Cyber Criminology, vol. 12, pp. 97 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1467848

Whitty MT; Buchanan T, 2016, 'The online dating romance scam: The psychological impact on victims – both financial and non-financial', Criminology and Criminal Justice, vol. 16, pp. 176 - 194, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1748895815603773

Whitty M, 2015, 'Correction: Individual Differences in Cyber Security Behaviors: An Examination of Who Is Sharing Passwords (Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking (2015) 18, 1, (3-7))', Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, vol. 18, pp. 195, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/cyber.2014.0179.cxn

Whitty M; Doodson J; Creese S; Hodges D, 2015, 'Individual differences in cyber security behaviors: An examination of who is sharing passwords', Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, vol. 18, pp. 3 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/cyber.2014.0179

Whitty MT, 2015, 'Mass-Marketing Fraud: A Growing Concern', IEEE Security and Privacy, vol. 13, pp. 84 - 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MSP.2015.85

Whitty MT, 2015, 'Anatomy of the online dating romance scam', Security Journal, vol. 28, pp. 443 - 455, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/sj.2012.57

Buchanan T; Whitty MT, 2014, 'The online dating romance scam: causes and consequences of victimhood', Psychology, Crime and Law, vol. 20, pp. 261 - 283, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1068316X.2013.772180

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