Dr Alex Chung is a Research Fellow in University College London's Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy and a RISCS Fellow in the Research Institute in Science of Cyber Security. He holds a DPhil in Law, MPhil in Criminology, and MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Oxford University, and has authored two books: Chinese Criminal Entrepreneurs in Canada, Volume I and Volume II.
Alex teaches on the UCL DPA, MPA and MSc programmes, and is a Co-Lead on the How to Change the World programme at UCL and Dubai. As a member of the Digital Technologies Policy Lab, he engages with international communities to discuss policy issues, including invited meetings with the Prime Minister of Canada and Canadian Chief Science Advisor .
Alex works on EPSRC-funded project ‘Evaluating Cyber Security Evidence for Policy Advice’ (ECSEPA). Co-designed with a range of stakeholders including the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and National Cyber Security Centre, the project seeks to understand the challenges faced by the UK policy community in engaging with evidence and how to better support their work in building cyber resilience and capacity. A table top ECSEPA Policy Crisis Game was used during data collection.
Alex coordinates One Belt One Road (OBOR) programmes at Oxford University: Digital Economy & Society, Consumer Rights Beyond Boundaries, and the Annual OBOR Summit. He co-leads on UNCTAD-OBOR projects: 'Legal and regulatory challenges of the sharing economy', and 'Best Practices of Consumer Redress'. He will be part of a forthcoming UNCTAD-Oxford project looking at the policy implications of using blockchain technologies in consumer dispute resolution. In addition to IGO/NGO-related work, Alex has private-sector experience as a UCL Consultant and from working on EU Commission/ Parliament outsourced Digital Single Market projects.
Apart from illicit drug trafficking networks research, Alex has examined UK human smuggling. He delivers lectures regularly on organised crime and mafias at universities. He has been invited to roundtable workshops organised by the EU Commission/ Parliament, INTERPOL, UK Home Office, and Royal United Services Institute. Alex is a member of the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime Network, the Strategic Hub for Organised Crime Research, and the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society based at Wolfson College, Oxford. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute and a Trustee of the International Association of the Study of Organized Crime.
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Criminology; organised crime; mafias; triads; street gangs; criminal networks; network resilience; narcotics trafficking; drug markets; corruption; illegal immigration; human smuggling; human trafficking and modern slavery; forensic archaeology; forensic anthropology; crime scene investigation; cyber policy; cybersecurity; cybercrime; policymaking; public policy; digital economy