About the conference

Date & Venue

June 26 to 28, 2017.

CyPsy22 will be located in The University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Wolverhampton is located in the West Midlands just a short half hour train journey from Birmingham. See the travel section of this site for more information.

About the CYPSY conference

The CYPSY Conference began in 1996 and featured presentations dealing mainly with conceptual matters, ‘what ifs’ and the future possibilities of healthcare and technology. The conference largely focused on Virtual Reality, but has now grown to be more inclusive of other interactive technologies and to include presentations that demonstrate controlled clinical trials. It has also grown to include the investigation of social networking tools on individual behavior, society, and interpersonal relationships.


Co-organized by

The Interactive Media Institute and The University of Wolverhampton.

Conference chairs and organisers:

Brenda Wiederhold

Professor Dr. Brenda K. Wiederhold, Ph.D., MBA, BCB, BCN
Conference Co-Chair & Organizer
Interactive Media Institute
Virtual Reality Medical Institute




Chris Fullwood

Dr. Chris Fullwood, Ph.D.
Conference Co-Chair & Organizer
University of Wolverhampton




Alison Atrill

Dr. Alison Attrill-Smith, Ph. D.
Conference Co-Chair & Organizer
University of Wolverhampton




Grainne Kirwan

Dr. Gráinne H. Kirwan, Ph.D., C.Psychol.
Conference Co-Chair & Organizer
Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin




Nicola Fox HamiltonNicola Fox Hamilton, MSc
Website Chair
University of Wolverhampton





Scientific Committee

Nathan M. Appel, Ph.D.
National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health


Titus Asbury, Ph.D.
Texas Woman’s University


Simon Bignell, Ph.D.
University of Derby


Stéphane Bouchard, Ph.D.
Université du Québec en Outaoais


Darren Chadwick, Ph.D.
University of Wolverhampton


Chao-Hwa (Josephine) Chen-Wilson, Ph.D.
University of Wolverhampton


Irene Connolly, Ph.D.
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology


Andreas Duenser, Ph.D.
University of Canterbury, HITLabNZ


Andrew Errity, Ph.D.
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology


Georgios Floros MD
Hellenic Association for the Study of Internet Addiction Disorder


Andrea Gaggioli, Ph.D.
Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano


Niall Galbraith, Ph.D.
University of Wolverhampton


Jose Gutierrez-Maldonado, Ph.D.
University of Barcelona


Zaheer Hussain, Ph.D.
University of Derby


Adam Joinson, Ph.D.
University of Bath


Linda Kaye, Ph.D.
Edge-Hill University


Melanie Keep, Ph.D.
University of Sydney


Elvis Mazzoni, Ph.D.
University of Bologna


John McCarthy, Ph.D.
University College Cork


Lisa Orchard, Ph.D.
University of Wolverhampton


Masa Popovac, Ph.D
University of Buckingham


Sally Quinn, Ph.D.
University of York


Brendan Rooney, Ph.D.
University College Dublin


Richard M. Satava, MD, FACS
University of Washington


Stefan Stieger, Ph.D.
University of Konstanz


Chris Stiff, Ph.D.
University of Keele


Caroline Wesson, Ph.D.
University of Wolverhampton


Mark D. Wiederhold, M.D., Ph.D., CPE, FACP, FACPE
Virtual Reality Medical Center


Dennis Patrick Wood, Ph.D., ABPP, CAPT MSC USN -retired
Virtual Reality Medical Center