The ACYD congratulates this year’s Australian National University College of Asia in the Pacific Alumni Prize Recipients:
Dr Lennon Chang joined the Department of Applied Social Studies at the City University of Hong Kong as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in November 2011. He is also an Associate Investigator at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security.
He was awarded his PhD by the Australian National University in November 2010. He has a Masters in Criminology and Bachelor in Law degrees from National Taipei University. In 2007 he received an Endeavour Asia Award and in 2009 was selected by Peking University and Griffith Asia Institute to be an Australia-China Emerging Leader. In 2013, Lennon was a Global Emerging Voices Fellow.
From 2005 to 2007, Lennon worked as a researcher and project manager at the Science and Technology Law Centre, Institute for Information Industry, which is recognized as one of the most important think-tanks in Taiwan in the area of legal responses to new technology. Before joining City University of Hong Kong, Lennon 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. Dr Chang’s professional interest in China continues and he is currently researching on-line vigilantism in China. He is also undertaking NGO-sponsored research into cybercrime and cyber-deviance among Hong Kong juveniles.
Veronica is an Advisor in the Australia in the Asian Century Implementation Taskforce at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. The cross-agency Taskforce was established to support implementation of the Australian Government’s Australia in the Asian Century White Paper. While working in the Taskforce, Veronica has demonstrated her passion for issues relating to Australia’s engagement with Asia, and her particular interest in the Australia-China relationship. Veronica was seconded to the Taskforce from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
In 2010-11, Veronica spent a year working in Beijing for the Australia China Alumni Association as an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development. In this role, Veronica worked with local staff to build the profile of Australian-educated alumni in China through social and business networking events.
Veronica graduated from the Australian National University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts and Asian Studies (Chinese). As part of her Asian Studies degree, Veronica spent a year studying Mandarin Chinese at the Beijing Language and Culture University. Veronica first started studying Chinese at high school after becoming inspired during a family visit to Jiangsu in 1995.
Veronica is currently completing a Masters of Social Research through the Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute at the Australian National University.