I am a chartered psychologist (British Psychological Society) and a lecturer, researcher and author in the area of cyberpsychology. My particular areas of interest include cybercrime, online health/support seeking, and the psychological applications of virtual reality.

I work in the Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland (www.iadt.ie), where I lecture on the MSc in Cyberpsychology (to our knowledge - the first one in the world - established in September 2007) and our undergraduate BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology. I teach on several modules, including Forensic Psychology, Cyberpsychology, Computer Mediated Communication, and the Psychology of Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence.

I am co-chair of the 21st Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy and Social Networking (CYPSY21) conference, which is being held in IADT from 27-29th June 2016. I also sit on the Editorial Board of the Cyberpsychology, Behaviour & Social Networking Journal. 

I spent the 2014-2015 academic year living and working in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and was delighted to be part of the psychology staff at the Higher Education Learning Philosophy University there. 

I also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research projects. At postgraduate level, I supervise Masters by Research students and students completing research projects as part of the MSc in Cyberpsychology. I am also co-supervisor of doctoral candidates, who are registered at the University of Wolverhampton.

I have been successful in obtaining over €700,000 in funding from various organisations, including the Irish Research Council, the Institutes of Technology Ireland (IOTI) and Enterprise Ireland.

Among my publications are four books.


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