University of Leicester
Professor Monica Whitty is Professor of Contemporary Media in the Department of Media and Communication at The University of Leicester. She is the first author of Cyberspace Romance: The Psychology of Online Relationships (2006, Palgrave) with Adrian Carr, and Truth, Lies and Trust on the Internet (2009, Routledge) with Adam Joinson. She has published widely on the following topics: the online dating romance scam, cyber-relationships, internet infidelity, online identity, online deception, cyberstalking, cyberethics, internet surveillance in the workplace, and taboos in video games. The research in this paper was funded by two ESRC grants.