VR Treatment Designer
I am a virtual reality treatment designer, working in the Oxford Cognitive Approaches to Psychosis (O-CAP) research group.
I have helped design several VR psychological therapies, including Phoenix (an intervention to improve self-confidence in young people with psychosis); gameChange; a treatment for height phobia; and a treatment for needle phobia in young people. I am currently working on a digital version of Feeling Safe, a ground-breaking psychological treatment for persecutory delusions produced by Daniel Freeman and the O-CAP team. The digital version, named Feeling Safer and funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research, is due to be trialled in 2024.
With Daniel Freeman, Mel Slater, Bernhard Spanlang, and Mavi Sánchez-Vives, I am a co-founder of Oxford VR, a spinout company from the University.
Also with Daniel Freeman, I have co-authored a number of popular science books on mental health issues.
Automated VR therapy for improving positive self-beliefs and psychological well-being in young patients with psychosis: a proof of concept evaluation of Phoenix VR self-confidence therapy.
Freeman D. et al, (2023), Behav Cogn Psychother, 1 - 11
The Oxford Positive Self Scale: psychometric development of an assessment of cognitions associated with psychological well-being.
Freeman D. et al, (2023), Psychol Med, 1 - 9
The Oxford Positive Self Scale: psychometric development of an assessment of cognitions associated with psychological well-being
FREEMAN D. et al, (2023), Psychological Medicine
Virtual reality (VR) therapy for patients with psychosis: satisfaction and side effects.
Freeman D. et al, (2022), Psychol Med, 53, 1 - 12
Effects of different types of written vaccination information on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in the UK (OCEANS-III): a single-blind, parallel-group, randomised controlled trial.
Freeman D. et al, (2021), Lancet Public Health, 6, e416 - e427