Thorben Peter Høj Simonsen

Thorben Peter Høj Simonsen holds a PhD from the Department of Organization at Copenhagen Business School. Before taking up a position as Researcher at the Danish Center for Social Science Research, he was an Assistant Professor at the IT University in Copenhagen, affiliated with the Technologies-in-Practice research group. His research interests converge around the role of space and place in healthcare. Previously he has studied the implications of so-called “healing architecture” for psychiatric practice, focusing on the role of the built environment. Increasingly, the role of digital technologies in healthcare, specifically immersive technologies like virtual reality, are the focus of his research.

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Navigating the Unreal: Virtual Reality in Psychiatric Treatment

Navigating the Unreal: Virtual Reality in Psychiatric Treatment


“Three men are constantly speaking to me behind my right ear,” says Pia Oxenvad, a young woman experiencing auditory hallucinations. “It feels like they are standing right behind me,” she explains, while indicating with her right hand precisely where the voices seem to be lurking.[1] To Pia, the voices are real, an experiential and always […]