We are delighted to announce that Darragh McCashin has joined the FCRG.

Darragh is a research assistant within the onlinePROTECT team. During the next year, Darragh will be focusing on the evaluation of ‘The Pathways Model’ for Child Sexual Exploitation Material (CSEM) users, led by Dr Hannah Median and Prof. Derek Perkins. With an MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology (University of York), he intends to purse a PhD investigating the differentiation of Internet sex offenders in the future. Currently, Darragh also volunteers with YHLCOSA and PACE.

With a background in the social sciences (Trinity College Dublin), Darragh has previously researched attitudes and perceptions of sexual abuse with a variety of populations. Additionally, Darragh has upheld several research assistantships in Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin, as well as a teaching stint in Saudi Arabia.

We warmly welcome Darragh to the group and look forward to hearing how his work unfolds over the next year.

Darragh can be followed on Twitter at here