Dr Monica Pereira
Lecturer in Computer Science
Wilfred Brown 210
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel: +44 (0)1895 267243
Monica completed her undergraduate degree at London Metropolitan University and was awarded the British Psychology Society Undergraduate Award. Monica then went on to study clinical neuroscience at University College London and had a particular interest in brain injury and electrical brain stimulation. Her journey to becoming a chartered psychologist was finalised when she went on to complete a PhD at Brunel University London in Affective Computing. Monica began her academic career in the Psychology Department at London Metropolitan University, University of Westminster and Birkbeck University. Now, Monica is a full-time lecturer in the Computer Science Department at Brunel University London and is a Chartered Cyberpsychologist. Monica is also involved in several external academic service activities.
PGCert in Learning in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Distinction)
PhD in Affective Computing – Brunel University London "Communication Skills Training Intervention Based on Automated Recognition of Human Emotion and Non-verbal Cues"
MSc in Clinical Neuroscience – University College London
BSc (Hons) in Psychology – London Metropolitan University
Module leading and support
Monica is currently the module leader for a second year (Level 5) module CS2003 Usability Engineering. This is a core module for Business Computing and Computer Science students. She is a tutor for Level 4 Business Computing and Computer Science students. Monica is also on the Departments Employability team in supporting second year students (Level 5) in their placements.
Monica currently has a PhD student, Gerard Doran, who is looking to improve human-agent interaction using EEG in Virtual Reality. Monica also supervises third year (Level 5) final year projects for both Business Computing and Computer Science students. She also supervises MSc dissertations in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Analytics.
Monica is one of the staff responsible for communications of the Athena Swan teams activities.
Newest selected publications
Pereira, M., Meng, H. and Hone, K. (2021) 'Prediction of Communication Effectiveness During Media Skills Training Using Commercial Automatic Non-verbal Recognition Systems'. Frontiers in Psychology, 12. pp. 1 - 16. ISSN: 1664-1078 Open Access Link
Pereira, M. and Hone, K. (2021) 'Communication skills training intervention based on automated recognition of nonverbal signals'.2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Yokohama, Japan [virtual]. 6 - 13 May. ACM.Open Access Link
Pereira, M. (2018) 'Media Skills Training Intervention Based on Automated Recognition of Human Emotion and Non-Verbal Behaviour'.Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference. Belfast, UK. 2 - 6 July. BCS Learning & Development. pp. 1 - 8. ISSN: 1477-9358 Open Access Link
Pereira, M., Colecchia, F. and Hone, K. (2018) 'User Centred Design of Social Signals Feedback for Communication Skills Training'.Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference. Belfast, UK. 1 - 6 July. BCS Learning & Development. pp. 1 - 5. ISSN: 1477-9358 Open Access Link