Mary specializes in the impact of technology on human behaviour, and has written extensively on issues relating to the intersection between humankind and technology – or as she describes it “where humans and technology collide”. She appears regularly on radio and television and frequently gives talks to the public and private sector on an international basis.
Mary is an Adjunct Associate Professor at University College Dublin, Geary Institute for Public Policy, and Academic Advisor (Psychology) to the European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3) at Europol, and has conducted research and training workshops with multiple global agencies, from INTERPOL to the FBI and the White House. Her research interests include cyber-security, organized cybercrime, cyberstalking, technology-facilitated human trafficking, and the rights of the child online. She the Director of the Cyberpsychology Research Network, and is a member of the advisory board of the Hague Justice Portal – a foundation for international peace, justice, and security. Her groundbreaking work inspired the CBS television series CSI: Cyber. She is based in Ireland.
Her new non-fiction book “The Cyber Effect” was published in August 2016.