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Mr Nicholas Peres

Faculty of Arts & Humanities (Faculty of Arts & Humanities)


PhD Researcher within Transtechnology Research

Lead for Learning Technologies Research and Development at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust 

Teaching interests

Visual Technology, Immersive Media, Film Theory 

Research interests

Virtual Reality for compassionate behaviour in healthcare. 

Using Immersive cinematics in simulated environments. 
Serious Games in health education. 
Visual narratives and film making to understand health and illness   

Creative practice & artistic projects

PatientVR - An Immersive Patient Experience 

Waiting Room 360 - A unique 360 degree video experience exploring the stories of an A&E waiting room 

Peres, N. (2014). Thoughts on a Ceiling Canvas. In: M. Punt and M. Blassnigg, ed., Media Archaeology and Cognition – Transtechnology Reader 2014/15, Plymouth: Transtechnology Research, pp. 88-91.

Press Coverage: 

Peres, N. (2015). Wired: Patient VR puts doctors in your shoes, March 2015:

Peres, N. (2015). South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust News:
Torbay Hospital first to use virtual reality technology to improve patient experience:

Peres, N. (2015). ITV news, 10 April 2015: New technology allows doctors to see hospitals through the eyes of a patient:

Reports & invited lectures

Peres, N. (2015).  Presentation at the ASPiH (Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare) Annual Conference: Tech room Presentation; Virtual Reality experiences from the patient perspective, November.

Peres, N. (2015). Presentation: Inside Government; Raising the Quality of Hospital Standards Forum.  Primary Case Study Presentation: The Role of Innovative Technology in Helping to Raise Standards, October.

Additional information

Creator of PatientVR