Meet The Team
Dr. Jin Teo
Jin has a PhD in Cognitive Science from Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne; a BA and BSc in Mass Communications and Psychology from the University of Canterbury, and a degree in Dance Pedagogy from the British Ballet Organization, London. Jin’s research focuses on developing culturally relevant and creatively engaging behavioural interventions for neurodiverse individuals.
Tristan has an extensive background in AR and VR technologies producing software for research, government, education and entertainment sectors. He recently produced VR applications to run on 52 travelling technology education classrooms housed in big rig trucks which will be experienced by the entire population of New Zealand's children between the ages of 6 and 12.
Julie has extensive experience in the development of award winning user experiences. She has designed the experience behind mobile applications such as the NZ Fishing Rules app, CamperMate and the GeoZone apps and has extensive experience in the UX behind many health and wellbeing applications.
Michael is an experienced backend developer having built and worked with a number of backend systems with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Michael has built and maintained the systems to support a number of apps such as CamperMate and the GeoZone suite of applications. Michael was also involved in the MBIE Ambassador App application for use by district councils to manage freedom campers in the summer 2019/2020
Adam is an innovative technology entrepreneur having founded award winning start-up GeoZone in 2013 (winner of the NZ Hi-Tech Awards 2015, NZ Innovation Award 2017) and Australasia's most popular multi-lingual camping app CamperMate in 2011 which were both acquired by the worlds largest campervan rental company Tourism Holdings in 2015.
Dr. Cameron Lacey
MBChB, PhD, FRANZCP
Cameron is the Clinical Director of Research for CDHB. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the Maori Indigenous Health Unit (MIHI) and Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago Christchurch. He has clinical and research experience working with Maori and whānau. His research includes Hauora Maori, psychological medicine, cardiovascular disease, neurology and medical education.
Dr. Rachel Findlay
Rachel is a registered Clinical Psychologist who attained a Doctor of Clinical Psychology degree from Massey University. She is a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP). She has training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Kathryn is an experienced Clinical Psychologist with over thirteen years experience in the field. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in diverse settings including specialised services for youth, mental health rehabilitation, adult community mental health, inpatient mental health units, and in private practice where she has been since 2013.
Milad is specialist developer for oVRcome and part time PhD student at Auckland University specialising in Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Game Development and Artificial Intelligence. Milad enjoys bringing Artificial Intelligence applications to life.
Adam is a talented and enthusiastic photographer, videographer and editor based in Christchurch who specialises in filming commercial 360 videos designed for Virtual Reality experiences. In addition to this, Adam is currently studying toward a design degree at Ara.
Matt is a fourth year Software Engineering student at the University of Canterbury, currently in the final year of his bachelor’s degree. Within the Software Engineering and Computer Science field, his key technology interests involve both web and mobile application development, working on both frontend and backend aspects of development