Hansi Udapola

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PhD Student
School of Engineering and Computer Science

Thesis Info

Research Interests: Computer-Human Interaction, Serious Games, Gamification
Thesis Title: Co-design and Mixed-method evaluation study to evaluate the role of facilitator in promoting social interactions in virtual reality environments among adolescents experiencing social isolation
Supervisor: Dr Simon McCallum, Dr Nadia Pantidi


Research Project Information

Prolonged hospitalisation or isolation period at home can negatively impact adolescents' psychological and social wellbeing, as they may become disconnected from their usual social networks. To mitigate this effect, we are currently testing the use of a Social VR system to support adolescents during prolonged hospital stays. Please visit the following link to explore the latest information about our recent research project:

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