Dr. Gráinne Kirwan

Lecturer in Psychology

Dr. Gráinne Kirwan

e mail: grainne.kirwan@iadt.ie
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Qualifications and Professional Bodies

Undergraduate
BA Psychology. Trinity College Dublin. 1999.

Diploma in the Psychology of Criminal Behaviour. National College of Ireland. 1998.

Postgraduate
PhD Criminology. University College Dublin. 2006. Funded by the IRCHSS Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship

Postgraduate Certificate in Third Level Learning and Teaching. Dublin Institute of Technology. 2006.

MLitt in Psychology (by Research). University College Dublin. 2001.

MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology. University of Leicester. 2002.

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Area of Expertise

Cyberpsychology, in particular Forensic Cyberpsychology, the Psychology of Virtual Reality and Computer Mediated Communication

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Teaching and Research

Journal and Conference Reviewing
Reviewer for journals
- Computers in Human Behaviour
- Cyberpsychology, Behaviour and Social Networking

Reviewer for conferences
- Presence (International Society of Presence Research)
- Internet Research (Association of Internet Researchers)
- eCrime Researchers Summit (Anti-Phishing Working Group)

Teaching
Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire. Sept. 2004 to present. Levels 8 & 9 – Lecturer.

University College Dublin, Adult Education Centre. Sept. 2004 to May 2008. Adult Education Tutor.


Research Funding Awarded

2013 - Awarded €24,000 by the Institutes of Technology Ireland (IOTI) Postgraduate Scholarship Initiative for research into virtual reality and eyewitness memory

2010 - Awarded €24,000 by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences under the Research Development Initiative Scheme 2010 – Strand 3 Summer Schools

2008 - Awarded €560,110.00 by the Enterprise Ireland Research Enhancement Scheme for the purchase of a CAVE Automatic Virtual Environment

2008/2009 - Awarded two IOTI Technological Sector Research Strand I awards

2002-2005 - Awarded IRCHSS Postgraduate Scholarship for PhD research into cybercrime

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Publications

Books

Kirwan, G. and Power, A. (2013). Cybercrime: The Psychology of Online Offenders. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Power, A. and Kirwan, G. (2013) (eds.) Cyberpsychology and New Media: A Thematic Reader. Psychology Press.

Kirwan, G.H. and Power, A. (2011). The Psychology of Cyber Crime: Concepts and Principles. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.

Articles, Book Chapters and Conference Presentations

Kirwan, G. and Power, A. (2013). What is Cyberpsychology? In A. Power and G. Kirwan (eds.) Cyberpsychology and New Media: A Thematic Reader. Psychology Press.

Fox-Hamilton, N. and Kirwan, G. (2013). A cross-cultural comparison of deception in online dating profiles using language analysis. In A. Power and G. Kirwan (eds.) Cyberpsychology and New Media: A Thematic Reader. Psychology Press.

May, P. and Kirwan, G. (2013). Virtual Assistants: Trust and adoption in telecommunication customer support. In A. Power and G. Kirwan (eds.) Cyberpsychology and New Media: A Thematic Reader. Psychology Press.

Coghlan, E. and Kirwan, G. (2013). Gender-bending in virtual worlds: Investigating Need for Achievement between goal-orientated and non-goal orientated environments. In A. Power and G. Kirwan (eds.) Cyberpsychology and New Media: A Thematic Reader. Psychology Press.

O Connell, R. and Kirwan, G. (2013). Protection Motivation Theory and Online Activities. In A. Power and G. Kirwan (eds.) Cyberpsychology and New Media: A Thematic Reader. Psychology Press

Price, K. and Kirwan, G. (2013). Personality caught in the social net: Facebook Phishing. In A. Power and G. Kirwan (eds.) Cyberpsychology and New Media: A Thematic Reader. Psychology Press

Reilly, K. and Kirwan, G. (2013). Online identity theft: An investigation of the differences between victims and non-victims with regard to anxiety, precautions and uses of the Internet. In A. Power and G. Kirwan (eds.) Cyberpsychology and New Media: A Thematic Reader. Psychology Press

Aiken, M. and Kirwan, G. (2013). The Psychology of Cyberchondria and ‘Cyberchondria by Proxy’. In A. Power and G. Kirwan (eds.) Cyberpsychology and New Media: A Thematic Reader. Psychology Press.

Power, A. and Kirwan, G. (2013). The Future of Cyberpsychology. In A. Power and G. Kirwan (eds.) Cyberpsychology and New Media: A Thematic Reader. Psychology Press.

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 (http://www.cyberthreatsummit.com/2013/)

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.

Power, A. and Kirwan, G. (2012). Out-thinking the cybercriminal. Modern Medicine: The Irish Journal of Clinical Medicine, 42(2), 58-62.

Aiken, M., Kirwan, G., Berry, M. and O’Boyle, C. (2012). The Age of Cyberchondria. Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) Student Medical Journal , 5, 71-74.

Power, A. and Kirwan, G. (2012, July). Trust, Ethics and Legal Aspects of Social Computing. In G. Dodig-Crnkovic, A. Rotolo, G. Sartor, J. Simon and C. Smith (Chairs), Social Turn – Social Computing – Social Cognition – Social Networks and Multi-agent Systems. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) and International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP) World Congress 2012 – Alan Turing 2012, Birmingham, England

Kirwan, G. and Rooney, B. (2012, July). The judgement of emotion and intellectual ability in character dialogue of Blade Runner and Star Trek: The Next Generation. In C. Dowd (Chair), Turing Arts Symposium 2012. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) and International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP) World Congress 2012 – Alan Turing 2012, Birmingham, England

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. and 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.

Power, A. and Kirwan, G. (2012, March) Exploitation of human psychological processes in online crime. eCrime Researchers sync-up, University College Dublin.

Kirwan, G. and Power, A. (2011). Hacking: Legal and Ethical Aspects of an Ambiguous Activity. In A. Dudley, J. Braman, & G. Vincenti (Eds.) Investigating Cyber Law and Cyber Ethics: Issues, Impacts and Practices (pp. 21-36). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.

Power, A. and Kirwan, G. (2011). Ethics and Legal Aspects of Virtual Worlds. In A. Dudley, J. Braman, & G. Vincenti (Eds.) Investigating Cyber Law and Cyber Ethics: Issues, Impacts and Practices (pp. 117-131). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.

Power, K., Kirwan, G., & Palmer, M. (2011). A comparison of text and technology based training tools to improve cognitive skills in older adults. In B.K. Wiederhold, S. Bouchard & G. Riva (Eds.) Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine 2011: Advanced Technologies in Behavioral, Social and Neurosciences (pp. 98-102). Amsterdam: IOS Press.

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.

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.

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, 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

Kirwan, G.H. (2010). Cyberpsychology: Emerging Research in Emerging Environments. Irish Journal of Psychology, 31 (1-2), 69-84.

Power, A. and Kirwan, G. (2010). Online Identities in Virtual Worlds. In. R. Donnelly, J. Harvey and K.C. O Rourke (eds.) Critical Design and Effective Tools for E-Learning in Higher Education: Theory into Practice (pp. 39-54). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.

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.

Power, K., Kirwan, G. and Palmer, M. (2010). Use of the Wechsler Memory Scale – Third Edition Abbreviated (WMS-III Abbreviated) with older adults. The Irish Psychologist, June 2010, 36 (8) 202-203.

Kirwan, G. (2009). Presence and the Victims of Crime in Online Virtual Worlds. Proceedings of Presence 2009. The 12th Annual International Workshop on Presence. Los Angeles, November 11-13.

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 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.

Kirwan, G.H. and O’Connell, M. F. (2001). Crime Victimisation in Dublin Revisited. Irish Criminal Law Journal, 2, 10-13.

Kirwan, G.H. (2000). Geographical Distribution of Crime in Dublin and Other Cities. Pages: Postgraduate Journal of Research in Progress, University College Dublin, 7, 89-95

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Links

http://www.vlab.ie/

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