Imperial College London

DrNejraVan Zalk

Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering

Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Human Factors



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RCS 1M04ADyson BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Nejra van Zalk is a Senior Lecturer in psychology and human factors at the Dyson School of Design Engineering. She is Director of the Design Psychology Lab, focusing on understanding psychological mechanisms that govern human behaviour and emotions related to designing products, services, and interventions that benefit mental health. She is lead for the Imperial College Human Behaviour and Experience (HuBEx) network. 


If you are interested in joining the lab, please read through the following information.



Tan Y, Rerolle S, Lalitharathne TD, et al., 2022, Simulating dynamic facial expressions of pain from visuo-haptic interactions with a robotic patient, Scientific Reports, Vol:12, ISSN:2045-2322

Chard I, Van Zalk N, 2022, Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for treating social anxiety: A scoping review of treatment designs and adaptation to stuttering, Frontiers in Digital Health, Vol:4, ISSN:2673-253X

Magson NR, Van Zalk N, Mörtberg E, et al., 2022, Latent Stability and Change in Subgroups of Social Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms in Adolescence: A Latent Profile and Transitional Analysis, Journal of Anxiety Disorders, ISSN:0887-6185

Vickers D, Salorio-Corbetto M, Driver S, et al., 2021, Involving children and teenagers with bilateral cochlear implants in the design of the BEARS (Both EARS) virtual reality training suite improves personalization, Frontiers in Digital Health, Vol:3, ISSN:2673-253X

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