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Dr. Brian O'Neill appointed as Director of Research, Innovation and Enterprise Services

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10/10/2014 16:21:30

Dr. Brian O'Neill


Dr. Brian O'Neill has been appointed to the new role of Director of Research, Innovation and Enterprise Services for the three member institutions in the TU4Dublin alliance. In this role, Dr. O'Neill will also act as Dean of the joint Graduate Research School with leadership responsibility for research support, technology transfer, incubation and enterprise development services. Dr. O'Neill was formerly Head of the School of Media in DIT and most recently has held the post of Head of Research in the College of Arts and Tourism.



Welcoming the appointment, the Presidents of ITB, DIT, and IT Tallaght said the implementation programme for TU4Dublin identifies the need for the three institutions to develop a cohesive research profile, as well as attracting research students and further enhancing enterprise development services and learning innovation support. In his new role Dr. O'Neill will provide academic and administrative leadership and support for the research communities in ITB, DIT and IT Tallaght and will seek to develop and promote research and entrepreneurship.



Dr. O'Neill has published extensively on his own research areas, including media literacy, policymaking and public interest issues in media and communications, in particular those related to children and youth. He is leading a new research project studying young people's use of mobile connected devices. He is a member of Ireland's Internet Safety Advisory Council and is national coordinator for EU Kids Online, a 33 country network supported under the European Commission's Safer Internet Programme; and was appointed as an Independent Assessor to the ICT Coalition for a Safer Internet for Children and Young People in 2013.



He was also appointed to Chair the government's Internet Content Governance Advisory Group, which was mandated to consider the emerging issues in the area of online content and its general impact on the lives of children and young people. The Advisory Group concluded its report in May 2014.


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