Mary-Ellen McKendrick


  • EH14 4AS

    United Kingdom

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I am interested in how we can use simulated environments, technology and feedback to reduce anxiety and improve performance. 

Anxiety, social performance and mental health: I specialise in social cognition, face processing and attention and am currently developing the MIND Hub as a digital mental health research and data services centre which focuses on providing consultancy, validation and research project services; development of digital content and data curation using machine learning and artificial intelligence. Further to this I am interested in face processing and cognitive biases in social judgments. 

Performance training and assessment: I founded the Medical Education Lab (MEL) to work across disciplines bringing together clinicians, academics and SMEs to develop problem based solutions for medical training Technologies include digital tools for Med x (Virtual, augmented and mixed realities); haptics; eye-tracking; 3D object recognition; data capture systems; human-robot interaction; gaming and visualisation technologies; robotics for capturing surgical skills and training.

See more about my research on my lab website

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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