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Dr Alicia Carrión-Plaza PhD

Research Fellow


Summary

I have worked as Human Computer Interaction Researcher in England and Spain. I currently work as a Research Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University using Virtual Reality in the area of health technologies (pain distraction, physical rehabilitation, anxiety management, and prosthetics training).

About

Alicia Carrión-Plaza, is PhD in psychology research by the Universitat de València and Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain) with Cum laude and international distinction  She has more than seven years of experience in multidisciplinary research projects, specialising in the discipline of Human-Computer Interaction. Currently, she works as Research Fellow in the Impact-VR lab, Centre for Culture, Media and Society at Sheffield Hallam University. Her main line of research focuses on the development and evaluation of bespoke Virtual Reality (VR) in the clinical setting. Recent clinical trials have focused on promoting physical rehabilitation; VR training for prosthetic fitting; and dysphagia recovering.

Teaching

Projects

MRC – Dysphagia VR. (Ivestigator) May 2021 to May 2022.

Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity - Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) (Investigator) Start Date TBC.

NIHR - VR Prosthetics (Investigator) August 2017 to June 2022

MRC - Using Virtual Reality for Rehabilitation of Lower Limbs (Investigator) September 2019 to June 2022.

MRC - VR upper limb rehab with Sheffield Children’s Hospital (Investigator) August 2017 to February 2019.

Grow MedTech - Using VR for rehabilitation of upper limbs with Sheffield Children’s Hospital (SCH) (Chief Investigator) September 2019 to May 2021


Publications

Phelan, I., Carrion-Plaza, A., Furness, P. J., & Dimitri, P. (2023). Home-based immersive virtual reality physical rehabilitation in paediatric patients for upper limb motor impairment: a feasibility study. Virtual Reality, 1-16.

Phelan, I., Furness, P. J., Matsangidou, M., Carrion-Plaza, A., Dunn, H., Dimitri, P., & Lindley, S. A. (2023). Playing your pain away: designing a virtual reality physical therapy for children with upper limb motor impairment. Virtual Reality, 27(1), 173-185.

Phelan, I., Furness, P. J., Matsangidou, M., Babiker, N. T., Fehily, O., Thompson, A., Carrion-Plaza, A., & Lindley, S. A. (2023). Designing effective virtual reality environments for pain management in burn-injured patients. Virtual Reality, 27(1), 201-215.

Montaner-Marco, J., Carrión-Plaza, A., & Jaen, J. (2021). PicToMe: una actividad multijugador para pacientes pediátricos. INTERACCIÓN 20/21 https://www.interaccion2021.uma.es

Phelan, I., Furness, P. J., Dunn, H. D., Carrion-Plaza, A., Matsangidou, M., Dimitri, P., & Lindley, S. (2021). Immersive virtual reality in children with upper limb injuries: Findings from a feasibility study. Journal of pediatric rehabilitation medicine, 14(3), 401-414.

Phelan, I., Arden, M., Matsangidou, M., Carrion-Plaza, A., & Lindley, S. (2021, May). Designing a Virtual Reality Myoelectric Prosthesis Training System for Amputees. In Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-7).

Dalton, J., Craven, M., Bergin, A., Ticho, S., O’Brien, R., Phelan, I., Carrion-Plaza, A., Price, R., Logeswaren, A., Kilkelly, F. and Ghatnekar, P., (2021). The Growing Value of XR in Healthcare in the United Kingdom. https://uploads-ssl.webflow.com/607aac25f332c77103326587/6165cb0ed04e3653fd643a39_XR%20Health%20Alliance%20Report.pdf

Carrion-Plaza, A., Jaen, J., & Montoya-Castilla, I. (2020). HabitApp: new play technologies in pediatric cancer to improve the psychosocial state of patients and caregivers. Frontiers in psychology, 11, 157.

Montaner, J., Carrión, A., García-Sanjuán, F., & Jaén, J. (2019). Tangibot: A collaborative multiplayer game for pediatric patients. International journal of medical informatics, 132, 103982.

Pons, P., Carrion-Plaza, A., & Jaen, J. (2019). Remote interspecies interactions: Improving humans and animals’ wellbeing through mobile playful spaces. Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 52, 113-130. 

Publications

Journal articles

Phelan, I., Carrion-Plaza, A., Furness, P., & Dimitri, P. (2023). Home-based immersive virtual reality physical rehabilitation in paediatric patients for upper limb motor impairment: a feasibility study. Virtual Reality. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10055-023-00747-6

Phelan, I., Furness, P., Matsangidou, M., Babiker, N., Fehily, O., Thompson, A., ... Lindley, S. (2021). Designing effective virtual reality environments for pain management in burn-injured patients. Virtual Reality. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10055-021-00552-z

Phelan, I., Furness, P., Dunn, H., Carrion-Plaza, A., Matsangidou, M., Dimitri, P., & Lindley, S. (2021). Immersive Virtual Reality in Children with Upper Limb Injuries: Findings from a Feasibility Study. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. http://doi.org/10.3233/PRM-190635

Phelan, I., Furness, P., Matsangidou, M., Carrion-Plaza, A., Dunn, H., Dimitri, P., & Lindley, S. (2021). Playing your pain away: designing a virtual reality physical therapy for children with upper limb motor impairment. Virtual Reality. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10055-021-00522-5

Other activities

External responsibilities
Committee of the XXII International Congress on Human-Computer Interaction (Oct 2022).

Postgraduate supervision

  • Thesis supervision of Balearic Islands Mental Health Residents Research Projects (Oct 2022 - Apr 2023)
  • Thesis supervision of MSc User Experience Design, Universidad Internacional de la Rioja
    (Apr 2021 - Feb 2022)

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