Glow West Podcast | Online dating

Posted by on Oct 19, 2020 in home, Media, Podcast

I took Dr. Caroline West on a whirlwind tour of online dating – including my latest research on online dating in a pandemic. We also talked about catfishing, d*ick pics, and gender differences in how we date! You can listen to it anywhere you find your podcasts – or you can find it here...

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Jason Byrne/Turn2me podcast

Posted by on Jul 31, 2020 in home, Podcast

Comedian Jason Byrne hosts a podcast called “Mind your loaf” for the mental health charity Turn2Me. I had the opportunity to chat with Jason for this episode on our online lives. You can check it out here....

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RTÉ News | TikTok farm pranks

Posted by on Jun 20, 2020 in home, Media, TV

Why might people post videos on TikTok of dangerous behaviour with farm machinery? I spoke to the RTÉ Six One News about the why people might post these kinds of videos online which could have potentially negative consequences for them. Read the full story on the drive to reduce farm deaths as well as the reaction to these videos here. There is a short video of my contribution included in the piece....

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Bustle | Becoming a clown trend on TikTok

Posted by on Apr 28, 2020 in home, Media, Online article

The ‘Becoming A Clown’ meme on Tiktok involves turning yourself into a clown in response to negative life events, while sharing those events with viewers. I talked to Griffin Wynn in Bustle about why people might do this, and what benefits they might get from it. Read the article here...

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Science Speakeasy | Appily ever after

Posted by on Feb 13, 2020 in home, Public event

In a world of gamified dating, are there any winners? Dating apps can help people to widen their dating circles, but with another potential match just one swipe away, will anyone ever be satisfied with their current mate? Can you get addicted to dating apps? Are they used to find ‘The One’ or to provide a quick ego boost? I was invited to this panel discussion about online dating apps for Science at Life in Newcastle. It was part of...

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