Dr Mary Aiken

Dr Mary Aiken

Professor of Forensic Cyberpsychology


Dr Mary Aiken is one of the world’s leading experts in Cyberpsychology – the study of the impact of technology on human behaviour. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Geary Institute for Public Policy University College Dublin, an Associate Professor in the Department of Law & Criminology at the University of East London, an Academic Advisor to the European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3) at Europol and member of the EC3 Academic Advisory Board.

She is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine, Global Fellow at the Wilson Center, a leading US think tank, a member of the Medico-Legal Society of Ireland, an International Affiliate Member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a Fellow of the Society for Chartered IT Professionals.

Her numerous research interests include; AI, Fintech, human factors in cybersecurity, organised cybercrime, online behavioural profiling, Internet psychology, personal cyber security and safety, online harms and youth protection online

She is recognised as an expert at national and European level in policy debates at the intersection of technology and human behaviour. In 2013 She co-led a White House research team focused on “Tackling Technology Facilitated Human Trafficking” and was appointed by the Department of Communications to the Internet Content Governance Advisory Group. In 2017 Dr Aiken was inducted into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame, in recognition of contribution to the information and cybersecurity sector. She is a spokesperson and expert contributor to the European Commission’s Safer Internet Day and an Observer to the INTERPOL Specialists Group.

Dr Aiken was a keynote speaker at the Interpol 2019 World Conference in Singapore.

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