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Prof. Mary Aiken

Professor Mary Aiken is a CyberPsychologist and Director of the CyberPsychology Research Centre, and Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Cyber Analytics at the Asia-Pacific Institute for Resilience and Sustainability (AIRS) Hawaii Pacific, and Swansea University. She is the Academic Advisor (Psychology) to the European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3) at Europol, and a Sensemaking Fellow at the IBM Network Science Research Centre.

Her current research focuses on behavioural escalation online, undertaken in conjunction with INTERPOL and a number of International police forces. In November 2015 she was appointed to the board of the Hague Justice Portal.

Mary’s work as a CyberPsychologist has inspired the new CBS primetime television series ‘CSI:Cyber’ and she is a producer on the show.

Mary has an M.Sc in CyberPsychology and a PhD in Forensic CyberPsychology, and her research interests include cyber security, cyber-reporting of crime, cyberstalking, virtual behavioural profiling, organised cyber crime and technology facilitated human trafficking.

She has advised at national and European level in policy debates at the intersection of technology and human behaviour. In 2013, she co-led a White House research team focused on Human Trafficking and isomorphic problems, and is an Observer to the INTERPOL Specialists Group on Crimes Against Children.

She has published and spoken internationally on how human behaviour is impacted by technology.