Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Human-computer Interaction
I am postdoctoral researcher in the O-CAP team where I currently explore new applications for immersive virtual reality in mental health.
My research interests are under the umbrella of human-computer interaction and connected to virtual reality with a strong focus on its applications in health sciences. I am interested in the underlying mechanisms that make people respond to events in virtual reality as if they were real, despite knowing that it is a computer-generated simulation. From understanding human perception to create experiences that can help study human behaviour and develop therapies to tackle mental disorders. I am also interested in related research fields such as augmented reality, haptics, and machine learning.
Before joining the University of Oxford, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) in Nara, Japan. Before that, I was a research associate at the University College London (UCL), where I completed my PhD in Computer Science.
Reinforcement Learning as a tool to make people move to a specific location in Immersive Virtual Reality
Rovira A. and Slater M., (2017), International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 98, 89 - 94
Embodying self-compassion within virtual reality and its effects on patients with depression
Falconer CJ. et al, (2016), British Journal of Psychiatry Open, 2, 74 - 80
Hypersensitivity to Contingent Behavior in Paranoia
Fornells-Ambrojo M. et al, (2016), The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 204, 148 - 152
Embodying Compassion: A Virtual Reality Paradigm for Overcoming Excessive Self-Criticism
Falconer CJ. et al, (2014), PLoS ONE, 9, e111933 - e111933
The impact of enhanced projector display on the responses of people to a violent scenario in immersive virtual reality
Rovira AR., (2013)