HCI Staff

There are currently the following academic staff that form the HCI Research group within the School of Engineering and Computer Science. The group is co-led by Craig Anslow and Simon McCallum. Also see our list of Alumni.

Affiliated Staff:

VUW Collaborators

Within ECS we work closely on some projects with the Computer Graphics Group, Computational Media Innovation Center (CMIC), Software Engineering, and Programming Languages groups.

Being an interdisciplinary subject we also work with a number of other VUW academics in different schools:


The group consists of the following students ranging from PhD students, Masters thesis students and students completing final year or honours projects. Also see our list of Alumni.

Student Topic Degree Supervisor
Kieran Carnegie VR Human Perception and Changes PhD Simon McCallum
Russel Pine Casual Mobile games for Mental Health PhD (Education) Simon McCallum
Hunter Mulder Computer Games for single sensory modality PhD (Design) Simon McCallum
Hiroshika Hinduramage Interaction for Children with Autism PhD Stuart Marshall, Nadia Pantidi
Tristan Bunn Visual Analytics for Learning Management Systems PhD Craig Anslow, Karsten Lundqvist
Ben Powley XR for GIS PhD Craig Anslow, Mairead de Roiste
Faisal Zaman Mixed Reality Collaboration based Immersive Analytics System PhD Craig Anslow, Taehyun Rhee
Chaitra Mahendra Improving Secure Programming PhD Craig Anslow, James Noble
Jiaheng Wang Distraction Therapy for Chronic Pain: The Effects of Immersion on Pain Relief MSc Craig Anslow, Simon McCallum, Brian Robinson
Riley Blair SEPSIS Monitoring BE(Hons) Craig Anslow
Chris Todd Understanding Environmental Benefits of Bus Mobility BE(Hons) Craig Anslow
Amber Joseph Sales Force Testing BE(Hons) Jennifer Ferreira
Annisha Akosah Digital Money BE(Hons) Jennifer Ferreira
Michael Saily Digital Money BE(Hons) Jennifer Ferreira
Olivia Morrison   BE(Hons) Simon McCallum
Henry B   BE(Hons) Simon McCallum
Daniel Miller   BE(Hons) Simon McCallum
Lavanya Sajwan Why do developers do what they do? BE(Hons) James Noble, Craig Anslow