Qualifications and Teaching Experience

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD – University College Dublin (2006) Title: An Identification of Demographic and Psychological Characteristics of Computer Hackers using Triangulation)
  • Certificate in Technology Enhanced Learning –  IADT / Irish Learning Innovation Network (results due September 2017)
  • MLitt Psychology –  University College Dublin (2001)
  • MSc Applied Forensic Psychology – University of Leicester (2001)
  • PgCert Third Level Learning and Teaching – Dublin Institute of Technology (2006)
  • BA Psychology –  Trinity College Dublin (1999)
  • Diploma in Psychology of Criminal Behaviour – National College of Ireland (1998)

Teaching Experience

2004–Present
Lecturer in Psychology (Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology)

2014–2015
Associate Professor in Psychology (Higher Education Learning Philosophy University, Kuala Lumpur – during 1 year career break from IADT)

2004–2008
Adult Education Tutor (Introduction to Forensic Psychology class – University College Dublin)


Areas of Expertise and Teaching Experience

  • Psychology of the Internet, in particular psychology of online crime and support seeking.
  • Usability
  • Computer Mediated Communication
  • Research Methods
  • Psychology and Virtual Reality
  • Psychology of Artificial Intelligence
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Cognitive Ergonomics
  • Perception
  • Ergonomics
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Supervision of student projects in the above topics at undergraduate, masters (research and taught) and doctoral levels.

 

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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