About us

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 specializes in computing with an emphasis on human computer interaction (HCI) and multimedia systems. 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 national conferences at which Marian has presented papers have focused on interface design recommendations for individuals with cognitive impairments.

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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