Areas of interest include cybercrime, online health/support seeking, and the psychological applications of virtual reality.

RESEARCHER

Among my publications are four books in the area of Cyberpsychology and Cyber Crime.

AUTHOR

I lecture in IADT.ie on the MSc in Cyberpsychology and the BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology.

LECTURER

Dr. Gráinne H. Kirwan

I am a chartered psychologist (British Psychological Society) and a lecturer, researcher and author in the area of cyberpsychology. I am a member of the Irish Psychologists Registration Board, managed by CORU (Ireland’s multi-profession health regulator – www.coru.ie).

My particular areas of interest include cybercrime, online health/support seeking, and the psychological applications of virtual reality. Among my publications are several books in the area of cyberpsychology and cybercrime.

I lecture in IADT on the MSc in Cyberpsychology (to our knowledge – the first one in the world – established 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.


 

Featured books

An Introduction to Cyberpsychology

Edited by Irene Connolly, Marion Palmer, Hannah Barton, and Gráinne Kirwan

An Introduction to Cyberpsychology
This is the first book to provide a student-oriented introduction to this rapidly growing and increasingly studied topic. It is designed to encourage students to critically evaluate the psychology of online interactions, and to develop appropriate research methodologies to complete their own work in this field. The book is comprised of an overview of cyberpsychology and its practical applications.

Cybercrime: The Psychology of Online Offenders

Authors: Gráinne Kirwan and Andrew Power

Cybercrime: The Psychology of Online Offenders. 
Despite the many advantages of computers, they have spawned a number of crimes, such as hacking and virus writing, and made other crimes more prevalent and easier to commit, including music piracy, identity theft and child sex offences. Understanding the psychology behind these crimes helps to determine what motivates and characterises offenders and how such crimes can be prevented.

Cyberpsychology and New Media: A thematic reader

Edited by Andrew Power and Grainne Kirwan

Cyberpsychology and New Media: A thematic reader
Cyberpsychology is the study of human interactions with the internet, mobile computing and telephony, games consoles, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and other contemporary electronic technologies. The field has grown substantially over the past few years and this book surveys how researchers are tackling the impact of new technology on human behaviour and how people interact with this technology.

Conferences & speaking engagements

Keynote speeches, invited talks, and conference presentations

Publications

Journal articles, book chapters, and other publications.

Current Projects

Current projects include research on the psychology of cybercrime and online health-related behaviours, as well as various service roles

About

I am a chartered psychologist (BPS) 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.

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