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Academic biography

Dr Darragh McCashin is an Assistant Professor in the School of Psychology at DCU, and is Chair of The Observatory on Cyberbullying, Cyberhate & Online Harassment in the Anti-Bullying Centre (ABC). Darragh is broadly interested in digital mental health and wellbeing, and clinical/forensic applications of technology.

Previously, Darragh was a Marie Curie Fellow/PhD student at University College Dublin (UCD), examining technology-enabled youth mental health within the EU H2020-funded TEAM-ITN project, specifically the role of technology-assisted cognitive behavioural therapy for children using mixed methodologies. A second strand to Darragh’s research is that of forensic/criminal psychology. With an MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology (University of York), Darragh has previously worked as an Associate Lecturer and Research Assistant in the Online-Protect research group at the University of Lincoln case formulation tools for those with convictions for internet sexual offences.

Darragh is currently the taskforce leader for Mental Health of Researchers within the Policy Working Group of the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA), and  co-founded the researcher mentoring programme Referent. Darragh also sits on two COST Actions: Working Group Chair for Researcher Mental Health Observatory (CA19117), and the European Network for Problematic Usage of the Internet (CA16207; management committee member for Ireland).