Rebecca completed her doctorate studies at the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford. Her primary research interests are in the fields of green criminology with a specific focus on illegal endangered wildlife trade in Hong Kong and Mainland China. She is also interested in criminal networks and issues of trust in the underworld.
She is an associate member of the Extra Legal Governance Institute and the Elephant Research & Conservation Network, University of Oxford.
- 2014 - 2016, Visiting Fellow, Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong.
- A study of the illegal trade and consumption patterns of Totoaba fish maw in Hong Kong and China , Ocean Park Conservation Foundation , 2017 - Now, Dr. Rebecca W.Y. Wong (PI) .
- Cheung, Hubert. , Wong, Rebecca. W.Y. & Biggs, Duan. (April 2017). Ivory ban: Close Hong Kong's ivory-trade window. Nature. 35. doi:10.1038/544035b
- Varese, Federico. & Wong, Rebecca. W.Y. (2017). Resurgent Triads? Democratic mobilization and organized crime in Hong Kong. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology. doi:10.1177/0004865817698191
- (2016). The Role of Reputation in the Illegal Purchase of Protected Wildlife in China. Deviant Behavior. doi:10.1080/01639625.2016.1248716
- (2015). A Note on Fieldwork in "Dangerous" Circumstances: Interviewing Illegal Tiger Skin Suppliers and Traders in Lhasa. International Journal of Social Research Methodology. doi:10.1080/13645579.2015.1020187
- (2015). The Organisation of the Illegal Tiger Parts Trade in China. British Journal of Criminology. doi:10.1093/bjc/azv080
- (in press). 'Criminological Perspectives on Environmental Crime’. Research Handbook on Transnational Crime. Edward Elgar.
Last update date :
06 Apr 2017