Anna Queiroz is a researcher at the Virtual Human Interaction Lab at Stanford University. Anna is in charge of the educational efforts using virtual reality at the Virtual Human Interaction Lab at Stanford University. Her research focus on cognitive and effective implications of new media and technology in learning, attitude and behavior change. She is completing her PhD and received her M.S in Cognitive Psychology from University of São Paulo. She holds a Behavioral Medicine degree from Federal University of São Paulo and a certificate in Education from Harvard University. She has been actively working in education since 2005, teaching at universities and leading EdTech projects in several companies and non-profit organizations.
Immersion and presence are powerful forces for engagement and learning. Anna extends the understanding of how VR aids acquisition of content and procedural knowledge to include an understanding of conceptual and effective learning in VR contexts.