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Kiran is a Human-Computer Interaction Research Fellow at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University. She has taught the computer science curriculum for seven years and been part of many culturally diverse research teams. She has a background in Virtual Reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)Her specific research interests are to design, develop, and evaluate novel health technologies. Currently, she investigates immersive VR, serious games and Human-AI interaction to support both physical and mental wellbeing.  Her work has acclaimed both teaching and research awards.

Education/Academic qualification

Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy , The University of Sydney

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Research Outputs

  • 73 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 10 Conference proceeding contribution
  • 5 Article
  • 1 Other report

Player experience of needs satisfaction (PENS) in an immersive virtual reality exercise platform describes motivation and enjoyment

Ijaz, K., Ahmadpour, N., Wang, Y. & Calvo, R. A., 11 Feb 2020, In : International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction. 36, 13, p. 1195-1204 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • VR-Rides: an object-oriented application framework for immersive virtual reality exergames

    Wang, Y., Ijaz, K., Yuan, D. & Calvo, R. A., 1 Jul 2020, In : Software - Practice and Experience. 50, 7, p. 1305-1324 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • An immersive virtual reality platform for assessing spatial navigation memory in predementia screening: feasibility and usability study

    Ijaz, K., Ahmadpour, N., Naismith, S. L. & Calvo, R. A., 3 Sep 2019, In : Jmir mental health. 6, 9, p. 1-14 14 p., e13887.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    17 Downloads (Pure)

    A virtual reality food court to study meal choices in youth: design and assessment of usability

    Allman-Farinelli, M., Ijaz, K., Tran, H., Pallotta, H., Ramos, S., Liu, J., Wellard-Cole, L. & Calvo, R. A., 9 Jan 2019, In : JMIR Formative Research . 3, 1, p. 1-9 9 p., e12456.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)

    Immersive Learning Laboratory Annual Report 2018

    Thomas, J., Marks, B., Gibbens, P., Willey, K., Ijaz, K. & Magdas, P., 2019, The University of Sydney. 22 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportOther report

  • Activities

    • 2 Publication Peer-review
    • 1 Other

    Virtual Reality (Journal)

    Kiran Ijaz (Reviewer)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

    29th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2017 (Event)

    Kiran Ijaz (Reviewer)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review