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BA Psychology. Trinity College Dublin. 1999.
Diploma in the Psychology of Criminal Behaviour. National College of Ireland. 1998.
PhD Criminology. University College Dublin. 2006. Partially 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.
Cyberpsychology, in particular Forensic Cyberpsychology, the Psychology of Virtual Reality and Computer Mediated Communicationback to top
Reviewer for journals Computers in Human Behaviour and Cyberpsychology and Behaviour.
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
2011 - 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
Invited Guest Lectures and Panels
Sunday Business Post Mobile Conference, Dublin, 11th November 2010 – Panel member discussion ‘The future of mobile marketing – mobility, connectivity and personalisation’
HEANet Ireland Annual Conference, Kilkenny, 12th November 2010 – ‘Using social networks as a professional networking tool in third level education’
Irish Nurses Organisation, Dublin, 2010 – ‘Cyberpsychology: A Brief Outline for Third Level Nurses’
Reassureme.com launch, Dublin, 18th June 2010 – ‘Cyberpsychology and Online Safety’
Irish Web Technology Conference, Dublin, 2008 - ‘Internet Psychology’
National Educational Psychology Service (Ireland) Annual Conference, Galway, 9th December 2008 – ‘The importance and dangers of adolescent online identity formation’
Kirwan, G.H. and Power, A. (2011). The Psychology of Cyber Crime: Concepts and Principles. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
Peer Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters
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 (Chapter 2). 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 (Chapter 7). 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.
Kirwan, G.H. (2010). Cyberpsychology: Emerging Research in Emerging Environments. Irish Journal of Psychology, 31 (1-20), 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.
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.
Non-peer reviewed articles and book chapters
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 (vol. 5).
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.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
Conference presentations and posters
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.
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
Power, A. and Kirwan, G.. Exploitation of human psychological processes in online crime. eCrime Researchers sync-up, University College Dublin, 7-8th March 2012
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.
Kirwan, G.H. (2010). Effects of ‘criminal victimisation’ in online virtual worlds. Proceedings of the Social Networking in Cyberspace Conference, Wolverhampton, UK. April 23.
Kirwan, G.H. (2009). Victim facilitation and blaming in cybercrime cases. Proceedings of Cyberspace 2009. Brno, Czech Republic. November 20-21.
Kirwan, G.H. (2008). Juror behaviour in hacker trials. Proceedings of Cyberspace 2008. Brno, Czech Republic. November 28-29.
Kirwan, G.H., Palmer, M & Power, A. (2008, March). MSc in Cyberpsychology at IADT, Ireland. Poster session 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). Interpersonal relationship skills and attitudes of computer hackers. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland. Galway, Ireland. November 9-12.
Kirwan, G. H. (2006). Ethics and Interpersonal Relationship Skills Among Computer Hackers. Proceedings of the 2006 Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Forensic Psychology. Preston, England. June 20-22.
Kirwan, G. H. (2006). Attitudes, Motivations and Demographic Characteristics of Computer Hackers. Proceedings of the 2006 Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society Northern Ireland Branch. Belfast, Ireland. May 12-14.