About me

I am presently working at Research Fellow at Sheffield Robotics and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Sheffield. I am Sheffield Robotics Lead for Engagement and Responsible Research.

I have a PhD in English Literature and Psychotherapeutic Studies from the University of Sheffield, an MA from McGill University and a BA Hons. from the University of Toronto.

I have worked in the following departments/faculties at the University of Sheffield:

School of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
School for Health and Related Research (ScHARR), Faculty of Medicine
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science
Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering

Current Projects

Cyberselves – an AHRC-funded project examining the transforming impact of immersive technologies on our societies and cultures.

Human Brain Project – a H2020 FET Flagship Project which strives to accelerate the fields of neuroscience, computing and brain-related medicine.

Augmenting the Body – a Wellcome Trust Seed Award, for which the principle investigator is Prof. Stuart Murray from the University  Leeds and the Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities. We are looking at questions of body augmentation, extension, disability, care and assistive technologies.

Selected Past Projects 

EASEL (Expressive Agents for Symbiotic Education and Learning) – explores and develops a theoretical understanding of human-robot symbiotic interaction

Cyberselves in Immersive Technologies – explores immersive technologies—virtual and augmented reality, telepresence and teleoperation— that allow the experience of self to be radically altered along physical, temporal and/or social dimensions.

Convergent Science Network – including blogging here.

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