Researcher biography

Jonah Rimer is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Queensland. He is also an Associate Researcher with the Young Lives Research Lab at York University (Canada), and a Research Affiliate of the Oxford University School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography (UK). Jonah holds a Doctorate in Anthropology and an MPhil in Medical Anthropology from Oxford University, and a BA (Hons) in Anthropology and Sociology from the University of Guelph. His primary research areas are cybercrime; online sexual offending; child abuse; social science of the Internet; childhood and youth studies; policy and the justice system; and qualitative, ethnographic, and digital research methods. He is particularly interested in the social elements of cybercrime, and more generally, the sociality of online spaces and impacts of digital media use.

Jonah has previous experience working in a child abuse prevention and treatment agency, and is keen to make connections between policy, practice, and academia. He collaborates with colleagues locally and internationally in academia, law enforcement, and the public sector, and has been invited to present for organisations including the Ontario Provincial Police, the UK Ministry of Justice, the Children's Aid Society of Toronto, and Toronto Public Health. Jonah's research has been funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Royal Anthropological Institute. He has experience teaching Criminology, Anthropology, and Digital Research Methods.

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