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 Expert  727469

Expert in Internet, ICT for Development, Cybercrime, Web 2.0, Wikis, Broadband, Cybergeography

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United Kingdom
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Expert is an expert in the fields of e-commerce, cybercrime, cybergeography, and ICT for development for the last eight years. His publications have appeared in top ranked peer-reviewed journals, and he has presented his work at many international conferences. He has also been involved in putting together workshops and conferences that have brought together experts from across industry and academic fields (most recently a workshop on cybercrime at the Expert's University).

Expert's work has also focused specifically on the geographies of the Internet and uses of ICT for development. He is particularly interested in the multiplicity of attempts to implement development and reduce a 'digital divide' by altering relative economic distance and reconfiguring commodity chains in places on the global periphery. While much of his work has focused on such attempts within the context of the Thai silk industry, he is expanding his research to encompass a broader range of case studies, both small and large, which seek to reduce 'digital divides' in the Global South. In particular, he is now currently involved in a multi-year project to study the effects of broadband use and access in East Africa. The ultimate aim of this research is to better understand the variety of strategies employed in using cyber-presence to offset remote physical presence. Expert is currently preparing a book manuscript on this topic that includes many of the insights obtained from his work in Thailand.

Expert's work on digital earths examines how physical places are ever more defined by, and made visible through, not only their traditional physical locations and properties, but also their virtual attributes and positionalities. Specifically, he is interested in how ubiquitous electronic representations of urban environments that are made possible by services such as Google Earth and Google Maps have the power to redefine, reconfigure, and reorder the cities that they represent. Some of his published work on this topic can be found on his website, while more recent work can be accessed on his blog.








Internet commerce


internet crime


search engine


computer crime

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2008   PhD   Geography and International Development   University of Kentucky  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

2009 to


(Undisclosed University)


Oxford Internet Institute


Research Fellow


2008 to 2009


Trinity College Dublin




Lecturer in Globalization


2004 to 2008


University of Kentucky




Research Assistant


Career Accomplishments:

Association of American Geographers, Royal Geographical Society

Professional Appointments

Reviewer for the following journals: Global Networks, Policy and Internet, Environment and Planning A

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 20 publications (see cv for details).

Consulting Services:
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Moderately proficient (he lived in Germany for four years)


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