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Dr P.J. Wall holds the positions of Adjunct Assistant Professor in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and Lecturer in Technological University Dublin. He has previously held the positions of Research Fellow and Teaching Fellow with the School of Computer Science & Statistics in TCD, and currently lectures on the topic of ethics, AI ethics, and global development in TCD. Dr Wall holds various visiting Professor positions including with the University of Manchester UK and the Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, India. He also teaches and collaborates with other institutions including Yale University, Makerere University (Uganda), Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), World Vision Ireland, Concern Worldwide, and the Development Studies Association of Ireland (DSA Ireland). Dr Wall has organised and chaired many international conferences and is currently Senior Editor of the Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC). He was nominated for the Provost’s Excellence in Teaching Award in TCD in 2019 and won the Education & Public Engagement Research Excellence Award with ADAPT in 2021. He was also awarded the Early Career Academics Award by Yale University in 2016 for his contributions to their Critical Realism Project.
Dr Wall’s primary research interests focus on AI, AI ethics, and sustainability. He has a particular interest in the ethics of leveraging AI to address sustainability challenges in different social and cultural contexts in both the Global North and the Global South. Another main focus of Dr Wall’s work is digital innovation for healthcare in the Global South and the ethics of using AI and mobile technologies in this context. His PhD work examined mobile and digital health (mHealth) interventions in Sierra Leone, where he explored and theorised the social, cultural, political and ethical aspects of implementing, using and scaling mHealth technologies in low-resource contexts.
Dr Wall is currently PI for various projects including two Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Discover projects studying the ethical use of technology in school students’ lives, and the ACADIGIA (Erasmus+) project on digital resilience in higher education. In addition, Dr Wall leads a Higher Education Authority (HEA) funded project on sustainability, technology, innovation & ethics in TCD. He also leads the “AI, Ethics, and Technology” Special Interest Group in ADAPT, is a member of the steering committee of the DataEthics group in TCD, and is founder of the “Sustainability, Ethics, Technology, and Global Development” working group with DSA Ireland.