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Shu Wei

BSc, MRes

DPhil Student

Virtual reality (VR) for Mental Health

I am a DPhil student based at Oxford Cognitive Approaches to Psychosis (OCAP) team, supervised by Professor Daniel Freeman and Dr Aitor Rovira. My research interest lies at the intersection of human-computer interaction and experimental psychology, with the combined practice of psychological research, VR programming and 3D animation.

My current research centres on implementing context-aware facial expressions on virtual humans and assessing how their emotional attributes can optimise VR mental health therapy. I design and develop social VR scenarios, then evaluate the participant experiences through psychological, behavioural (e.g. eye tracking), and physiological responses within VR.

Before my DPhil, I completed studies in Interactive Media Technology (York) and Spatial Data Science (UCL). My prior work experience spans financial modelling, data forensics, and interactive storytelling. I am currently also contributing to teaching in the Computing Lab at the Department of Physics.

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