Dr Mairéad Foody is the Principal Investigator of a large-scale national study on cyberbullying and sexting in young people, which is funded by the Irish Research Council. She is a Senior Research Fellow with the Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC), Dublin City University. She has a PhD in Psychology and several years of international applied and research experience with young people. Dr Foody has published widely in the area of child and adolescent mental health and is particularly interested in the impact of cyberbullying and bullying on psychological development. She holds several prestigious awards for her research such as the Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship, the James Flaherty Scholarship and the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie COFUND Research Fellowship.