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Dr. Brian O'Neill

Country
Ireland
Professional sector
  • Youth research
Fields of expertise
  • Children and youth rights
  • Citizenship and participation
  • Young people and the media / information technology
Countries of Expertise
  • Ireland
Organisation
Dublin Institute of Technology
A few words about myself
Experience
Brian O’Neill is Director, Research, Enterprise and Innovation Services for the three partner institutions of TU Dublin. Prior to that he was Head of Research for the College of Arts and Tourism and Head of the School of Media at Dublin Institute of Technology. He is a graduate of NUI Galway with Bachelors and Masters degrees in English and Philosophy. He gained his PhD in Sociology from Trinity College Dublin in 1998. Brian’s research areas include media policy and digital technologies; media and information literacy, e-safety and information society policy for children. He has an international profile as a researcher on young people’s use of new media and the internet. He has conducted research for the European Commission, UNICEF, and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. He leads the EU Kids Online network in Ireland and is responsible for its policy works package. He is a member of Ireland's Internet Safety Advisory Committee. He also chaired the Irish government’s task force on Internet Content Governance, reporting to the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. In 2014, he undertook an independent assessment of internet safety for 16 companies represented in the ICT Coalition (www.ictcoalition.eu).

Research Areas: media policy and digital technologies; media and information literacy, e-safety and information society policy for children.
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