Conferences & speaking engagements

I am co-chair of the forthcoming Cyberpsychology conference of the British Psychological Society and Psychological Society of Ireland (August 2018). I was also the hosting co-chair for the 21st Annual Cybertherapy, Cyberpsychology, and Social Networking conference (CYPSY21 – Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, June 27-29 2016), and remained co-chair for CYPSY22 (University of Wolverhampton, June 26-28 2017).

Some of my upcoming and recent keynotes and invited presentations include:

  • 5th October 2017 – Invited speaker at “Digital Security 2017 – The Security Company’ forum hosted by “Finanz und Wirtschaft” (Swiss financial newspaper), Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 2nd September 2017 – Keynote speaker for the Psychological Society of Ireland’s Early Graduate Group Annual Conference
  • 30th-31st August 2017 – Invited speaker for the Vienna Symposium on Global Cybersecurity Awareness Messaging at the United Nations Vienna International Center
  • 7th June 2017 – Keynote speaker at the Cyber Analysis, Simulation and Experimentation Workshop on Cyberpsychology, Norfolk State University, Virginia, USA.
  • 6th April 2017 – Invited speaker/panelist at the University College Dublin Engineering Graduates Association 2017 Annual Spring Lecture
  • 3rd April 2017 – Invited speaker to Dublin Institute Technology for All Aboard 2017 National Forum/Digital Skills in Higher Education
  • 24th February 2017 – Invited speaker for the University of Limerick Department of Psychology Colloquium Series
  • 18th May 2016 – Credit Suisse Research Institute Spring Meeting “Challenges and Opportunities of Cyberspace” – Invited expert speaker (Zurich, Credit Suisse Headquarters)
  • 11th March 2016 – National Forum Digital Skills in Action IADT Technology Enhanced Learning day – Keynote speaker
  • 26th February 2016 – Invited keynote speaker at the British Psychological Society (Northern Ireland Branch)/Psychological Society of Ireland 2016 Public Lecture
  • 4th September 2015 – Keynote speaker for the 2015 ‘Social Networking in Cyberspace’ conference, University of Wolverhampton
  • 25th March 2015 – Invited workshop presenter for the 5th ASEAN Regional Union of Psychological Societies (ARUPS) Conference (Singapore)

 

Other conference presentations include:

  • Chen-Wilson, C-H J., Fullwood, C., Asbury, T., Keep, M. & Kirwan, G. (2017, June) How do we present ourselves online? Validation of the Presentation of Online Self Scale (POSS). Presented at the 22nd Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference (CYPSY22), Wolverhampton.
  • Fox Hamilton, N., Fullwood, C., & Kirwan, G. (2017, June). Self-presentation variation between different online dating site profile texts: A content analysis. Presented at the 22nd Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference (CYPSY22), Wolverhampton.
  • Carroll, J., Kirwan, G., Buckley, J., & Hurley, O. (2017, June). Context Reinstatement of Eyewitness Memory: Comparing the Impact of Differing Virtual Environments. Poster presented at the 22nd Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference (CYPSY22), Wolverhampton.
  • Kirwan, G.H. (2016, November). Virtual reality in psychological research and therapy. Presented at the 45th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Galway.
  • Carroll, J., Kirwan, G.H., Buckley, J., & Hurley, O. (2016, June). Head Mounted Display Virtual Reality in context-reinstatement of eyewitness recall. Presented at the 21st Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference (CYPSY21), Dublin.
  • Teoh, C., & Kirwan, G.H. (2016, June). Information recall and spatial memory using e-reader and print modes of presentation. Presented at the 21st Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference (CYPSY21), Dublin.
  • Fox Hamilton, N., Fullwood, C., & Kirwan, G.H. (2016, June). Author and rater characteristics that predict higher scores of attractiveness for online dating profile texts. Presented at the 21st Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference (CYPSY21), Dublin.
  • Mansori, S., & Kirwan, G.H. (2016, June). Self-esteem and the motivations of male and female students when choosing Facebook profile pictures. Presented at the 21st Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference (CYPSY21), Dublin.
  • Boylan, P., & Kirwan, G.H. (2016, June). Active vs. passive Virtual Reality distraction techniques in the reduction of subjective experience of experimentally induced physical discomfort. Presented at the 21st Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference (CYPSY21), Dublin.
  • Griffin, L., & Kirwan, G.H. (2016, June). Mining through maths: Minecraft play and mathematical problem solving abilities among children. Presented at the 21st Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference (CYPSY21), Dublin.
  • Mahon, S., & Kirwan, G.H. (2016, June). The influence of night-time smartphone location, settings and use on sleep quality and disturbances. Presented at the 21st Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference (CYPSY21), Dublin.
  • Brauneisen, F., & Kirwan, G.H. (2016, June). Instagram selfies and user self-esteem, subjective happiness levels and personality. Poster presented at the 21st Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference (CYPSY21), Dublin.
  • Kirwan, G.H. (2015, November). Emotional, tentative and causation language use in online pregnancy loss boards. Presented at the 45th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Galway.
  • Kirwan, G. (2015, September). Holding out for the 14th week: Online information and support seeking during early pregnancy, miscarriage and infertility. Keynote presented at the 3rd Social Networking in Cyberspace conference (SNIC 2015), University of Wolverhampton, England.
  • Fox Hamilton, N., Fullwood, C., & Kirwan, G. (2015, September). Gender differences in personality trait detection and attraction in computer mediated texts. Presented at the 3rd Social Networking in Cyberspace conference (SNIC 2015), University of Wolverhampton, England.
  • Boylan, P. & Kirwan, G. (2015, September). Active vs. passive Virtual Reality distraction techniques in the reduction of subjective experience of experimentally induced physical discomfort. Presented at the 3rd Social Networking in Cyberspace conference (SNIC 2015), University of Wolverhampton, England.
  • Fox Hamilton, N., Fullwood, C., & Kirwan, G. (2015, June). Language in Online Dating Profiles: Trait Identification, Homophily, and Their Effect on Attraction. Presented at the 20th Cyberpsychology, Cybertherapy and Social Networking Conference (CYPSY20), La Jolla, California.
  • Kirwan, G. (2015, March). Virtual Reality in Psychological Research and Therapy. Pre-conference workshop presented at the 5th ASEAN Regional Union of Psychological Societies Congress (ARUPS 2015), Singapore.
  • Kirwan, G. (2015, March). Searching For Reassurance While Fearing the Worst. Optimism and Pessimism in Online Pregnancy Loss Boards During Suspected Miscarriage. Presented at the 5th ASEAN Regional Union of Psychological Societies Congress (ARUPS 2015), Singapore.
  • Carroll, J., Kirwan, G., Buckley, J., & Hurley, O. (2014, November). Context reinstatement of eyewitness memory using virtual environments. In B. Rooney (Chair) Symposium of Papers in Media, Arts and Cyberpsychology. Symposium conducted at the 44th Annual Psychological Society of Ireland Conference, Kilkenny, Ireland.
  • Fox-Hamilton, N., Fullwood, C., Kirwan, G., & Laffan, D. (2014, November). The language of love: The effect of personality expressed in language on online dating profile attractiveness. In B. Rooney (Chair) Symposium of Papers in Media, Arts and Cyberpsychology. Symposium conducted at the 44th Annual Psychological Society of Ireland Conference, Kilkenny, Ireland.
  • Carroll, J., Kirwan, G. and Buckley, J. (2014, March). Context reinstatement of eyewitness memory using virtual environments. Poster presented at the 15th International Conference on Presence ISPR, University of Vienna.
  • Kirwan, G. (2013, October). Understanding the cybercriminal: Application of forensic psychology and criminological theories to cybercriminal incidents. Presented at Cyber Threat Summit 2013, International Cyber Threat Task Force, Online.
  • Kirwan, G., Rooney, B., Fullwood, C. and Power, A. (2013, July). Victim susceptibility characteristics and experiences of social networking site fraud. Presented at the Social Networking in Cyberspace Conference 2013, University of Wolverhampton, England.
  • Kirwan, G. and Power, A. (2013, March). Sympathy, Business and Death-Bed Pleas: Psychological Manipulations in Advance Fee Fraud. Presented at the Anti-Phishing Working Group eCrime Researchers Sync-up. Dublin, Ireland.
  • Kirwan, G. and Buckley, J. (2012, November). Context reinstatement using virtual reality as an aid to eyewitness memory. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Psychological Society of Ireland Conference. Cork, Ireland.
  • Kirwan, G. (2012, November). Encouraging critical thinking skills in psychology through the use of debates. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Psychological Society of Ireland Conference. Cork, Ireland.
  • Power, A. and Kirwan, G. (2012, October). The Psychology of Cybercrime. Internet Research 13. Salford, England.
  • Power, A. and Kirwan, G. (2012, July). Exploitation of decision-making processes and emotional reactions by cybercriminals. Paper presented at the 2nd Cyberpsychology and Computer Psychology Conference. Bolton, England.
  • Fox-Hamilton, N., & Kirwan, G. (2012, July). A cross-cultural comparison of deception using language analysis in Irish and American online dating profiles. Paper presented at the 2nd Cyberpsychology and Computer Psychology Conference. Bolton, England.
  • Kirwan, G. (2012, June). Human psychological processes in online crime. Interdisciplinary Workshop on Security and Human Behaviour, New York.
  • Aiken, M. P., Kirwan, G. H., Berry, M. J. & O’Boyle, C.A. (2012, April). “Cyberchondria: The Impact of Technology on Somatoform Disorders” In M. Khaled. (Chair), Comorbidity within Psychiatric Disorders and Medical Illness conference. 8th International Conference on Psychiatry, Jeddah
  • Power, A. and Kirwan, G. (2012, March) Exploitation of human psychological processes in online crime. eCrime Researchers sync-up, University College Dublin.
  • Power, K., Kirwan, G., & Palmer, M. (2011). The use of text and technology based training tools to improve cognitive skills in older adults [Abstract]. Journal of CyberTherapy & Rehabilitation, 4, 157-159.
  • Power, K., Kirwan, G., & Palmer, M. (2011, June 19-22). The use of text and technology based training tools to improve cognitive skills in older adults. Paper presented at the 16th Cyberpsychology and Cybertherapy Conference, Gatineau, Canada.
  • Aiken, M. & Kirwan, G. (2011). Prognoses for Diagnoses: Medical Search Online and “Cyberchondria” [Abstract]. International Conference for Healthcare and Medical Students Abstract Book, 1, 82.
  • Aiken, M. & Kirwan, G. (2011, November, 4-5). Prognoses for Diagnoses: Medical Search Online and “Cyberchondria”. Poster session presented at the International Conference for Healthcare and Medical Students, Dublin Ireland
  • Power, A. & Kirwan, G.H. (2010) “Online Identities in Virtual Worlds” in Society for Research into Higher Education, Celtic Manor, Wales.
  • Kirwan, G.H. (2010, April 23). Effects of ‘criminal victimisation’ in online virtual worlds. Presented at the Social Networking in Cyberspace Conference, Wolverhampton, UK.
  • Kirwan, G.H. (2009, November 20-21). Victim facilitation and blaming in cybercrime cases. Presented at Cyberspace 2009. Brno, Czech Republic.
  • Kirwan, G.H. (2008, November 28-29). Juror behaviour in hacker trials. Presented at Cyberspace 2008. Brno, Czech Republic.
  • Kirwan, G.H., Palmer, M & Power, A. (2008, March). MSc in Cyberpsychology at IADT, Ireland. Poster presented at the General Online Research Conference, Hamburg.
  • Power, A., Kirwan, G., and Palmer, M. (2008, March). ‘MSc in Cyberpsychology at IADT, Ireland’. Presented at the Psychology Learning and Teaching Conference (PLAT2008)
  • Kirwan, G. H. (2006, November 9-12). Interpersonal relationship skills and attitudes of computer hackers. Presented at the 37th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland. Galway, Ireland.
  • Kirwan, G. H. (2006, June 20-22). Ethics and Interpersonal Relationship Skills Among Computer Hackers.  Presented at the 2006 Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Forensic Psychology. Preston, England.
  • Kirwan, G. H. (2006, May 12-14). Attitudes, Motivations and Demographic Characteristics of Computer Hackers. Presented at the 2006 Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society, Northern Ireland Branch. Belfast, Northern Ireland.
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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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