2019 Priscilla M. Mayden Lecture: Towards the Rehabilitation of Domestic Violence Offenders using Virtual Reality

Joan M. Gregory

Joan M. Gregory
Associate Director, Access and Inclusion

2019 Priscilla M. Mayden Lecture

Presenter: Maria V. (Mavi) Sanchez-Vives, MD, PhD
ICREA Research Professor at the IDIBAPS (Institut d’Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer), Barcelona, Spain

April 5, 2019; 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM.
Lecture 12-1, (with reception before and after)
College of Nursing Building, Room 2300

The Priscilla Mayden Lecture will focus on the results of research conducted by Dr. Mavi Sanchez-Vives on the use of virtual reality to change the perspective in domestic violence – how offenders can become the victims and the impact of that experience. At the foundation of this research are years of research on embodiment in virtual reality and the power of this approach to change from physiological responses to attitudes and behaviour.

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The annual Mayden Lecture was established in honor of Priscilla Maltby Mayden (1918-2011), recognizing her service to the University of Utah as Director of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library from 1967 – 1984. This lectureship has allowed the Eccles Library to invite knowledgeable and exciting speakers on the myriad ways technology and medicine interact to the benefit of the library and medical professions.