Mary Aiken is the Director of the RCSI CyberPsychology Research Centre, and a Research Fellow at the RCSI Institute of Leadership. Mary is lecturer in Criminology and Research Fellow at Middlesex University School of Law, and a Sensemaking Fellow at the IBM Network Science Research Center. Mary's work has inspired an episode of the CBS primetime show CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) featuring a female lead character, who is CyberPsychologist and special agent at the FBI Cyber Crime Division.
Mary is currently leading an international research project in conjunction with INTERPOL, and works with a number of police forces worldwide, including the Los Angeles Police Department. Her research interests involve forensic CyberPsychology aspects of cyberstalking, human trafficking, online grooming and sex-offending, cyber reporting of crime, personal cyber security and safety. Mary is experienced in image content analysis, and virtual research methodology.
Mary is recognized as an expert at national and European level in policy debates at the intersection of technology and human behavior. In 2013 she was appointed by the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Republic of Ireland) to the Internet Content Governance Advisory Group. She is a spokesperson and expert contributor to the European Commission's Safer Internet Day. She is an Observer to the INTERPOL Specialists Group on Crimes Against Children.