Derek Laffan


Derek Laffan MSc. is a Researcher on the Apps Against Abuse project in collaboration with Vodafone Ireland Foundation. Prior to his work on this project, Derek’s past ABC work involved assisting on national and international projects in the areas of: gender equality, educational games, adolescent sexting, giftedness and inclusive religious education. Derek has an applied psychology background and published research on the topics of: digital gaming, adolescent mental health, cyberbullying, Internet fandom, and education. He also teaches gaming and multimedia psychology to postgraduate students in Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology, has a graduate membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland, and participates in events that promote psychology and science such as the ESB Science Blast and the Annual Congress of Psychology Students.

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Research Areas

Entertainment Technologies, Gaming and Wellbeing, Research Methods, Teaching Psychology