Dr Darragh McCashin


Darragh is an Assistant Professor in the School of Psychology at DCU, and is interested in digital youth mental health, and clinical/forensic applications of technology. Previously, Darragh was a Marie Curie Fellow/PhD student at 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. A second strand to Darragh’s research is that of forensic/criminal psychology. With an MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology, Darragh has previously worked in the UK on the psychology of internet sexual offending, and is interested in exploring innovative ways to advance prevention efforts.

With respect to policy-making, 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: Researcher Mental Health Observatory (CA19117; Working Group Chair), and the European Network for Problematic Usage of the Internet (CA16207; management committee member for Ireland).

Research Areas

Mental Health, Policy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy