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Brian O’Neill

National contact
Is an Independent Assessor for ICT Principles, a Government of Ireland Senior Research Fellow and Head of the School of Media at Dublin Institute of Technology. His areas of research and teaching are in digital literacy, online safety and information society policy for children. He is a member of the EU Kids Online network where he leads the work package on policy recommendations.

He is also chair of the Audience Section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), a member of the management committee member for COST Action ISO 906 Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies and a member of Ireland’s Internet Safety Advisory Council



Thuy Dinh

Team member
Post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Social & Educational Research at Dublin Institute of Technology. Her research interests include impacts of technology on women/children’s lives, reproductive health and health care systems in transitional societies. She has worked for organizations such as the World Bank, UNFPA, DANIDA, the European Union, and Care International.


Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) is a publicly-funded, autonomous Higher Education Institution and is a member of the European University Association. DIT was granted degree awarding powers in 1998 and makes awards at Higher Certificate, Ordinary Degree, Honours Degree, Masters and PhD levels. Located in the heart of Ireland’s capital city, Dublin Institute of Technology provides an innovative, responsive and caring learning environment for a diverse range and level of programmes to students of all ages and backgrounds.
In doing so, DIT combines the academic quality of a traditional university with career-focussed learning, discovery and the application of knowledge; emphasises excellence in learning, teaching, scholarship, research and support for entrepreneurship; contributes to technological, economic, social and cultural progress, and is engaged with and within our community.

Net Children Go Mobile Ireland is supported by Dublin Institute of Technology, Department of Education and Skills, Departments of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.