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Aiken-inspired Avery to star in upcoming CSI spin-off

29 April 2014

Pilot to air this Wednesday 30th April


The pilot episode of a spinoff show to the worldwide sensation that is CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will be aired this Wednesday 30th April. The spinoff show will focus on cybercrime and is based on the work of CyberPsychologist Mary Aiken, Director of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) CyberPsychology Research Centre. The first programme in the series will air at 10pm (EST – Eastern Standard Time) on the channel CBS.

Mary speaks at the launch of the RCSI CyberPsychology Research Centre last year
This spinoff explores technology, as we know it, and how human behaviour has become amplified online. In the show, the character of Avery Ryan (inspired by Mary Aiken), special agent in charge at the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI is tasked to solve high-octane crimes that start in the mind, live on-line and play out in the real world. Mary is also a producer of this new show, working alongside producers such as Anthony E. Zuiker and Jerry Bruckheimer.


Watch the extended trailer for this pilot episode below:


Mary Aiken is a Scholar, CyberPsychologist, Television Presenter and Writer. She is a CyberPsychologist and Research Fellow at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland’s Institute of Leadership and a Fellow at the US IBM Network Science Research Centre. CyberPsychology is an emerging field within applied psychology, focusing on Internet Psychology. Other technologies are also considered; virtual environments, artificial intelligence, gaming, digital convergence, mobile telephones and networking devices. Mary’s doctoral research at RCSI focuses on Cyber Behavioural Analysis.

Mary research interests centre on Forensic Cyber Psychology aspects of cyber-reporting of crime, cyberstalking, virtual behavioural profiling, cyberchondria, technology facilitated human trafficking and cyber security. She was one of the featured experts, writer and researcher on the TV3 prime time television series Crime in Mind. The programme centered on the application of contemporary Forensic Psychology methodology and theory to Irish Cold Cases, this was a first for Irish TV in this area. The series was broadcast in 2011 and 2012.