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 (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

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

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

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.

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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