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:

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


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
Tristan Bunn Visual Analytics for Learning Management Systems PhD Craig Anslow, Karsten Lundqvist
Kieran Carnegie VR Human Perception and Changes PhD Simon McCallum
Hiroshika Hinduramage An AR Mobile Application for Training Children with ASD with Social Skills PhD Stuart Marshall, Nadia Pantidi
Hunter Mulder Computer Games for single sensory modality PhD (Design) Simon McCallum
Russell Pine Casual Mobile games for Mental Health PhD (Education) Simon McCallum
Ben Powley Exploring Immersive and Non-Immersive Techniques for Geographic Data Visualization PhD Craig Anslow, Mairead de Roiste
Hansi Udapola XR for Mental Health PhD Simon McCallum, Nadia Pantidi
Nisal Udawatta XR simulator to guide cardiac surgeries PhD Craig Anslow, Brian Robinson, Stuart Marshall
Faisal Zaman Mixed Reality Collaboration based Immersive Analytics System PhD Craig Anslow, Taehyun Rhee
Kristian Hansen VR for Visualizing Volcanoes MSc Simon Barker, Craig Anslow, Colin Wilson
Connor Simmonds Exploring VR 360 Degree Motion Simulators BE(Hons) Craig Anslow
Callum Stewart Redevelopment of a Next Stop Display System BE(Hons) Craig Anslow

VUW Collaborators

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