Professor of Information and Communication Studies and head of the ICS School at UCD. Prior to this, she has held positions at Dublin City University, Aristotle University, Greece, University of Leicester, UK and University of Amsterdam, NL. Her research interests are in the area of digital and social media, political communication and journalism. She has recently completed an IRC-funded project on racist hate speech in the Irish digital sphere, and is also working on a project on the digital memory of conflict (RePAST) funded by the European Commission. She has written numerous articles and book chapters, and her most recent book is Understanding New Media (Sage, 2018, second edition). She is currently working on an edited volume on Gendered Cyber Hate (Palgrave, 2019) with Debbie Ging.