Award: Fulbright Irish TechImpact Scholar Award
Institution: NUI Galway
Eoin Whelan is a Professor of Business Analytics and Society at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics in the National University of Ireland, Galway. He is also a visiting professor at the Institute d’Economie Scientifique et de Gestion (IESEG), France, and a visiting researcher at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. His research explores the psychology underlying engagement with interactive digital media such as smartphones, social networking sites, fitness tracking apps, and online gambling and gaming sites. As a Fulbright Scholar in the Summer of 2023, Prof. Whelan will work alongside colleagues at the University of Colorado Boulder to determine if an abstinence from social media, commonly known as a digital detox, is an effective intervention strategy for promoting a healthy way of life for teenagers.