Elaine Byrnes, is a Doctoral Researcher at the School of Psychology, NUI, Galway. Her research area of interest is sexual behaviour, particularly the communication of consent.

She co-leads the development of Smart Consent Workshops, and has been a facilitator of these workshops with third level students at NUI Galway and other institutions throughout Ireland. She has contributed to the Human Sexuality, Social Psychology and Developmental Psychology modules as a lecturer. At second level she co-facilitates a module in sexual health.

Elaine is a regular media contributor on issues related to sexual behaviour, education and consent.

Find out more about Elaine on Twitter: @ebyrnesNUIG