About us

Marian McDonnell

This project is being lead by Marian Mc Donnell and Dr Irene Connolly at the Department of  Psychology and Technology in the Institute of Art , Design and Technology (IADT) .
Marian McDonnell is a research fellow at the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC) at Dublin City University. Marian is a lecturer at the Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design. With a background in computing, Marian lectures and supervises research projects on the M.Sc. in User Experience Design in IADT.

Marian’s current research interests are focused on the role of design, technology and psychology in User Experience and Interaction Design. She is particularly interested in the area of designing, developing and evaluating instructional technologies for individuals with cognitive impairments. Recent innovative projects include creating the platform and instructional multimedia materials for the Erasmus + project Disabuse with the ABC to educate young adults with special educational needs (SEN) to protect themselves from bullying and cyberbullying (see www.disabuse.eu).

Recent international and national HCI conferences at which Marian has presented papers have focused on interface design recommendations for individuals with cognitive impairments.
See recent publications at https://iadt.ie/about/staff/marian-mcdonnel

Dr. Irene Connolly is an Educational Psychologist and lecturer in Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art,   Design and Technology (IADT). She is also the Chairperson of the Department of Technology & Psychology’s Ethics Committee.

Irene specializes in the area of bullying and cyberbullying. She is a fellow researcher with the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre and is also the Psychological Society of Ireland’s Irish representative on the European Federation of Psychologists Associations (EFPA) Consultation Group ‘Psychology and Internet’: which is a coalition to make the Internet a safer place for children. Irene has published in the area of bullying and cyberbullying over the past decade.

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