Researcher biography

Dr Nilufar (Nell) Baghaei is a Senior Lecturer within the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Queensland and the Co-Director of the Extended Reality Lab. Her research interests are Virtual/Augmented Reality (AR/VR), Game-based Learning, AI in Health/Education and Persuasive Technology (Google Scholar h-index: 25, citations: ~1890+). She is an Associate Editor of Int Journal Human-Computer Studies, Virtual Reality Springer and Games for Health, is on the Editorial Board/Programme Committee of several other journals and international conferences and was one of the Programme Chairs for the Int Conference on Persuasive Technology 2024. She is supervising a number of HDR students at UQ on Games and VR related topics. Before joining UQ, she directed the Games and Extended Reality Lab at Massey University, New Zealand, and held multiple leadership positions in the ITP sector. Prior to that, she was a postdoctoral researcher at CSIRO.