Speaking.

Keynote & Invited Talks


Can IVR change empathy? University of Milano-Bicocca.
Milan (Online), Italy, 19 Mar 2021.

Immersive virtual reality to reduce racial bias and improve parenting, Middlesex University Dubai Research Seminar Series.
Dubai, UAE, Jan 2020.

Immersive Virtual Reality: Technology, Concepts, and Multisensory Integration, The Active Self Autumn School I.
Herrsching, Germany, Oct 2019.

Being Somebody Else: The Future of Narrative Storytelling, Filmteractive 2019.
Lodz, Poland, Oct 2019.

Virtual Body Representation Can Change the Self, Integrative Science Symposium: How Changing Our Bodies changes Our Selves, 3rd Biennial International Convention of Psychological Science.
Paris, France, Mar 2019.

Becoming Someone Else through Virtual Reality: Methods and Research, Latvian Digital Forum 'Datos balstīta nācija'.
Cēsis, Latvia, Oct 2018.

Virtual Embodiment for Character-based Gaming: The Impact on Perception, Attitudes, and Behaviour, PhD Days.
Marseille, France, Dec 2017.

Behavioural and Perceptual Embodiment in Immersive Virtual Reality, Cyprus University of Technology.
Limassol, Cyprus, Nov 2015.

Panel Topics & Short Presentations


Opportunities and Challenges in Harnessing VR Technology for Bias Mitigation, IEEE VR 2021.
Lisbon, Virtual, 27 Mar - 3 Apr 2021.

Challenging Tech’s Path Forward - Avatars for Virtual Reality, SXSW PanelPicker 2021.
Online, 16-20 Mar 2021.

Avatars for AI and VR, IEEE AIVR 2020 Special Session.
Online, Dec 2020.

Walking in Groups in Immersive Virtual Reality: Temporal coupling during in-group and out-group interactions, Social Bridges e-Conference.
Munich, Germany, Nov 2020.

Implicit Racial Bias in Affective Social Contexts In IVR, Moments in Time in Immersive Virtual Environments (MoTIVE) Symposium.
Barcelona, Spain, Jan 2020.

Virtual Embodiment: Methods & Research, Central Institute of Mental health.
Mannheim, Germany, Sept 2018.

Virtually being Einstein results in an improvement in cognitive ability and a decrease in age bias, 11th FENS Forum of Neuroscience.
Berlin, Germany, Jul 2018.

Virtual Embodiment: Perception, Attitudes, and Behaviour, University of Plymouth Seminar Days.
Plymouth, UK, Oct 2017.

Psychological and Perceptual Embodiment in IVR – Two paradigms, XXVIII International Congress of the Spanish Society for Comparative Psychology.
Barcelona, Spain, Sept 2016.

The Influence of Body Representation on Behaviour and Cognition – An Extensive Implicit Racial Bias Study, Interdisciplinary Summer School on Social Cognition: From interactions to intersubjectivity.
Aegina, Greece, Jun 2016.

The sense of psychological and perceptual embodiment in Immersive Virtual Reality systems, 1st IR3C PhD Symposium.
Barcelona, Spain, Sept 2015.

Embodied agency causes illusory self-attribution of speaking and influences subsequent real speaking, 2nd VERE PhD Symposium.
Barcelona, Spain, Oct 2014.

Computer Based Video and Virtual Environments in the Study of the Role of Emotions in Moral Behavior, Fourth International Conference, ACII 2011.
Memphis, TN, USA, Oct 2011.

Event Pictures



Latvian Digital Forum - Cēsis 2018
Filmteractive - Łódź 2019
GET Lab Team - Limassol 2018
Middlesex University - Dubai 2020
3rd Biennial ICPS - Paris 2019
Datos balstīta nācija - Cēsis 2018
ICAT-EGVE - Limassol 2018
Datos balstīta nācija - Cēsis 2018
Latvian Digital Forum - Cēsis 2018

Filmteractive - Łódź 2019
Filmteractive Panel - Łódź 2019

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