The talk will describe and discuss our research and work relating to the use of VR training for high risk and safety critical industries.

A particular focus will be the use of VR for hazard perception and threat detection in the Nuclear and Police industries. We will describe the entire process from developing the VR environment using psychological theory, to testing and validating it using human physiological measures.

Session takeaways


I am a Psychologist, with a broad range of interests in the area of skill learning, expertise and performance under pressure. I am particularly interested in how visual attention and other physiological processes mediate motor skill and decision making performance.

I apply my research to a range of different domains (e.g., sport, surgery, military, and aviation) and populations (e.g., children, elite performers and patient groups).

I am interested in eye tracking and virtual reality technology.