Workshop: Immersive Technologies and Digital Mental Health

13 June @ 9:30 am - 12:30 am, Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC), 4 Cloreen Park, Belfast, BT9 5HN

The aim of this networking event is to engage service providers, practitioners and academics with ongoing developments within the local technology sector that may be relevant to mental health research, practice and professional training.

Attend to hear from the keynote speaker,  Dr Tom Van Daele, Head of Expertise Unit Psychology, Technology & Society (PsyTS) at Thomas More University of Applied Sciences in Antwerp, Belgium. There will also be various live demonstrations from local technology companies including those working with 360˚ video and Virtual Reality.

The event will also introduce the new Immersive Technologies and Digital Mental Health Network at Queen’s University Belfast. The aim of this trans-disciplinary network is to explore the benefits that technology can bring to the lives of those experiencing mental health problems.


9:30: Register + tea and coffee
10:00: Introduction by Dr Paul Best
10:05: Dr Franziska Schoerder (Sonic Arts Research Centre)
10:20: David Trainor (Sentireal)
10:35: Dr Tom Van Daele
10:55: Panel discussion chaired by Digital Catapult NI with David Baxter, Ralph Alwani (Urban Scale Interventions), and Deepa Mann-Kler (Neon)
11:10: Live demonstrations

Lunch will be provided.

This event is supported by the ESRC Business Boost Fund at Queen’s.

Limited tickets are available for this event, please register today to avoid disappointment.