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RCSI MATTERS
RCSI CYBERPSYCHOLOGIST INSPIRES `CSI:CYBER'
The American TV Network CBS has commissioned a
spinoff of the popular TV series "CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation" focusing on cybercrime, based on the work
of RCSI cyberpsychologist, Mary Aiken, Director of the
RCSI CyberPsychology Research Centre, which is based at
the RCSI Institute of Leadership. Mary's research focuses
on virtual criminal profiling and cyber behavioural analysis.
She is currently leading an international research project in
conjunction with INTERPOL and the Garda Siochana, the
London Metropolitan Police, the Australian Federal Police
and the Los Angeles Police Department. She is involved
in a number of Forensic CyberPsychology research areas
including; organised cyber crime, cyber reporting of
crime, virtual behavioural profiling, cyber analytics, human
trafficking and technology, cyberstalking, cyberbullying,
child welfare in cyberspace, personal cyber security and
safety. Emmy Award winner Patricia Arquette plays the
character inspired by Aiken in the series which was piloted
in spring 2014 with the full series to be aired in 2015.
KEVIN MCGUIGAN TAKES TO TEDX STAGE TO
SHED LIGHT ON SOLAR WATER DISINFECTION
Professor Kevin McGuigan (Physiology and Medical
Physics) was invited to speak on the SODIS (Solar
Water Disinfection) technique at TEDx Dublin
to a sold-out audience in the Bord Gais Energy
Theatre on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Kevin
was first introduced to SODIS by Dr Joe Barnes
(Professor Emeritus of Tropical Medicine, RCSI),
who approached Kevin to do a simple experiment
investigating if sunlight would disinfect dirty water.
This technique has been developed over the past 25
years and has contributed to lowering the prevalence
of diseases such as cholera and diarrhoea in regions
where it has been implemented in a number of
African countries. To find out more, watch Kevin's
talk on the TEDx YouTube channel.
RCSI HOSPITALS GROUP LAUNCHES
ANTIMICROBIAL GUIDELINES APP
Pictured at the launch of the RCSI Hospitals Group
Antimicrobial Guidelines app in November 2014 are:
Eamonn Costello, Director of Maithu IT Solutions/
Medical eGuides; Bernie Love, Antimicrobial
Pharmacist, Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown;
Kerrill Thornhill, Managing Director of Maithu
IT Solutions/ Medical eGuides; and Dr Eoghan
O'Neill, Consultant Microbiologist and Senior RCSI
Lecturer at Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown. This
new smartphone app has been developed by the
RCSI Hospitals Group and award-winning software
development company Maithu to provide healthcare
professionals in hospitals within the RCSI Hospitals
Group with immediate access to guidelines for
antimicrobial prescribing. These guidelines will help
to ensure appropriate antibiotic prescribing and
improved patient outcomes, as well as assisting
in combatting the ongoing threat of antibiotic
resistance.