Talks & workshops

I strongly believe that research should be communicated as widely as possible, to a variety of audiences, and particularly to the general public. I have been a keynote speaker at conferences, taken part in public talks, workshops, lectures and panel discussions, as well as presenting at many academic conferences. I very much enjoy engaging with the media, particularly radio or television. I aim to disseminate clear, evidence-based communication about topical areas of interest at a level the audience will understand and enjoy.

Invited talks and keynotes 

Luzern, Südpol Aha Festival © Franca Pedrazzetti

Fox Hamilton, N. (2019, January). How do dating platforms decide whom I date? Aha Festival. Lucerne, Switzerland.

Fox Hamilton, N. (2018, October). Why do we fall for scams: Lessons from cyberpsychology. EU Cyber Summit. The Helix, Dublin, Ireland.

Fox Hamilton, N. (2018, May). An introduction to the film ‘Catfish’. Science Gallery Dublin/Irish Film Institute, Dublin, Ireland.

Fox Hamilton, N. (2018, May). Creating brands that consumers love: Lessons from the cyberpsychology of online dating. Psychological Society of Ireland Psychology Matters Day, Dublin, Ireland.

Fox Hamilton, N. (2017). Keynote: Cyberpsychology: The humans behind the data. Insight Student Conference, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.

Fox Hamilton, N. (2017, July). Connecting online: How Cyberpsychology can help UX Designers create better connections. Conflux 2017, Dublin, Ireland.

Conflux 2017

Fox Hamilton, N. (2017, May). 50 Shades of grey. The light and dark of online romance. Psychological Society of Ireland Psychology Matters Day, Dublin, Ireland.

Fox Hamilton, N. (2016, August). Keynote: 50 Shades of grey. The dark side of online romance. Keynote at the PSI Student Affairs Group Slovenian Psychology Exchange, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Fox Hamilton, N. (2014). The psychology of engaging with design. The Psychological Society of Ireland Special Interest Group for Media, Art and Cyberpsychology public talk Psychology of Engaging with Film and Design public talk. Dublin, Ireland.

Fox Hamilton, N. (2014). Psychology of design. The IADT Drawing Project Seminar Series. Dublin, Ireland.

Panels & debates

Science Speakeasy | Appily ever after

Fox Hamilton, N., Panayiotou, M., Vine, L., & Whittaker, M. (2020, February). Appily ever after? Science Speakeasy, Science at Life. Newcastle, UK.

Fox Hamilton, N., Gowen, K., Saris, J., & West, C. (2019, January). Are we getting close? A debate on intimacy in the digital age. The Science Gallery. Dublin, Ireland.

Howlin, C., Rooney, B., Fox Hamilton, N., & Lynch, D.  (2018, April). UCD Psychology of Media Entertainment Lab panel discussion on media and psychology. Banter. Dublin, Ireland.

Rooney, B., Howlin, C. Fox Hamilton, N., & Leader, J. F.(2017, August). UCD Psychology of Media Entertainment Lab panel discussion on entertainment and psychology. Banter at Beatyard Festival, Dublin, Ireland.

Fox Hamilton, N.(2016, July). Online dating survivors guide. Human behaviour: Presented by the Psychology Society of Ireland’s SIGMAC group.Banter at Beatyard Festival, Dublin, Ireland.


Fox Hamilton, N. (2014, May). Interpersonal communication: How image and language interact to affect attraction in online dating. Workshop for the Scientific Programme at the 28th European Federation of Psychology Students Association Congress, Baile Felix, Romania.

I design and run workshops on design for educators, academics, practitioners and non-designers – for teaching and presentation materials and designing academic posters. See below for more information.

Recent clients:

South West Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force (SWRDATF)

Workshop on utilising the successful tools of online alcohol marketing to create better alcohol awareness and reduction campaigns. I have taken learnings from research in psychology and cyberpsychology and implemented it in different areas in order to improve communication with clients, or for practitioners to gain skills and awareness they might not have. For example the workshop for the SWRDATF, I used the research on successful online alcohol advertising campaigns, along with research on impactful online reduction and cessation campaigns, and combined them to create a workshop giving practitioners the skills they need to create better campaigns in their own areas.


Workshops on universal design, design for presentations, designing academic posters, and data visualisation.

Design workshops

As part of an initiative run by the IADT Teaching and Learning committee I have developed and run workshops on design for educators, academics and non-designers. The workshops involve learning about a variety of basic design tools through practical exercises that can help with designing teaching and presentation materials that communicate effectively and engagingly. The workshops can be geared towards designing teaching and learning materials with an emphasis on Universal Design to provide for all students including those with learning and other difficulties, or the workshops can be aimed at researchers designing academic posters, anyone who produces presentation materials and other other products that are visual in nature.

Poster design for academics – three half days or one full day practical hands on course.
Basic design principles, practical tools for layout, how to design a poster.

Universal design for teaching materials – half day or full day practical course.
Universal design principles, practical tools for layout, consideration of students with learning difficulties.

Designing presentations – half day or full day practical course.
Basic design principles, practical tools for layout, consideration of audience.

These workshops can be easily adapted for a variety of audiences – and one of them was recently incorporated into a training day for researchers and medical practitioners on data visualisation run by IADT for the RCPI.

Additionally, I have designed a number of shorter presentations which provide a brief but informative introduction to design principles and practical applications of them. These have been run for the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) Division of Teachers and Researchers, the PSI Student Affairs Group, and in IADT for both students and staff.

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