Evaluating immersive technology in medical education

Immersive technology is an evolving field that is predicted to grow exponentially in the next decade. It is predicted to be a market worth $160 billion with over 1000 companies currently working within the field in the U.K. Its touted benefits are numerous, yet the research into its pedagogical value and methods of evaluation are still in their infancy.

My project will focus on three main aspects of Immersive Technology:

  1. An evaluation of the pedagogical evidence to support the use of Immersive Technologies in medical education.
  2. To assess the current state of Immersive Technologies in medical education and future trends.
  3. To create an evaluation framework for Immersive Technologies used in medical education.

What will help to make digital transformation a reality in the NHS?

End-user engagement in healthcare technology development is essential to ensure digital transformation in the NHS (highlighted by the failure of the National Programme for IT, Topol review etc). This improves technological utility, system usability and increased uptake amongst the workforce.

About me

I am currently working as a ST5 Ophthalmology Registrar at Moorfields Eye Hospital. I completed my MBBS BSc at Imperial College London with distinctions in Medical and Clinical Science.

I have a keen interest in the use of technology in healthcare, and completed my MSc in Health Informatics at City University London during my foundation training.