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About Brian O'Neill

Brian O’Neill is Director, Research, Enterprise and Innovation Services for the three partner institutions of TU4Dublin. Prior to that he was Head of Research for the College of Arts and Tourism and Head of the School of Media at Dublin Institute of Technology. He is a graduate of NUI Galway with Bachelors and Masters degrees in English and Philosophy. He gained his PhD in Sociology from Trinity College Dublin in 1998.
Brian’s research areas include media policy and digital technologies; media and information literacy, e-safety and information society policy for children.
His research focuses on children's digital literacy, online safety and participation in the information society.
He chairs the Irish government's Internet Content Governance Forum. He is also a member of the Irish Internet Safety Advisory Committee. He was a Management Committee member of COST Action ISO906 - Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies, Vice Chair of the IAMCR Audience Section. He leads the EU Kids Online project (EU Safer Internet Programme) in Ireland.


Present Director of Research, Enterprise and Innovation Services, Dublin Institute of Technology
Present Government of Ireland Senior Research Fellow 2011-12, Dublin Institute of Technology
Present Head of School of Media, Dublin Institute of Technology

Research Interests

Children, internet and online safety, Media literacy, and Digital broadcasting policy

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Honors and Awards

  • IRCHSS Senior Fellow 2011-12

Contact Information

Dublin Institute of Technology
Rathmines Road
Dublin 6 Ireland
Tel: +353-1-402-3481


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