Speaker Profile: Dr Mary Aiken

Adjunct Associate Professor UCD, Geary Institute for Public Policy, and Academic Advisor to EC3 at Europol

Dr Mary Aiken is a lecturer in Criminology and Research Fellow at the School of Law, Middlesex University, a Fellow of the Society for Chartered IT Professionals, a Sensemaking Fellow at the IBM Network Science Research Centre, and Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Cyber Analytics at AIRS Hawaii Pacific University

She is a member of the Hague Justice Portal advisory board and Director of the Cyberpsychology Research Network.

Dr Mary Aiken has a Masters of Science in Cyberpsychology and a PhD in Forensic Cyberpsychology, her research interests include cyber security, cyber-reporting of crime, cyberstalking, virtual behavioral profiling, virtual research methodology, virtual reality treatment of PTSD, cyberchondria, organized cyber crime, the cyber rights of the child, and technology facilitated human trafficking.

She has advised at national and European level in policy debates at the intersection of technology and human behavior.

In 2013 she was appointed to the Irish Government Internet Content Governance Advisory Group, and co-led a White House research team as part of the Obama Administration's initiative 'Tech. v's Human Trafficking'.

In 2016 Mary completed an International research project investigating youth behavioral escalation online, undertaken in conjunction with INTERPOL and a number of International police forces, she is an Observer to the INTERPOL Specialists Group on Crimes Against Children.

Dr Mary Aiken is currently a Principal Investigator on the Europol European Cybercrime Centre research project  "Youth Pathways into Cybercrime", she is a strategic advisor to Paladin Capital Group, a leading global investor that supports and grows the world’s most innovative companies, managing over $1 billion of committed capital across multiple funds.

Mary is the author of the Irish bestseller The Cyber Effect.