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Therapeutic Virtual Reality: Implementing the Next Frontier in Mental Healthcare

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posted on 2022-08-24, 02:17 authored by OLIVIA SIMONE CHUNG
Therapeutic virtual reality (VR) has emerged as a highly promising tool to assess and treat a range of mental illnesses. However, the predicted widespread adoption of VR in mental healthcare has yet to eventuate. The research conducted in the current thesis aimed to systematically investigate potential barriers and enablers to the clinical implementation of therapeutic VR from the perspective of clinical stakeholders. It is anticipated that this new knowledge will help inform practical recommendations for strategies to promote broad uptake of therapeutic VR and a climate receptive to its promise for true innovation in mental healthcare.


Principal supervisor

Murat Yucel

Additional supervisor 1

Rebecca Segrave

Additional supervisor 2

Nathan Dowling

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Psychological Sciences

Additional Institution or Organisation

The Melbourne Clinic

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology)

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences