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Dr Wendy Doube

Lecturer - Digital Media
Computer Science, Monash University, Australia; Computing, Monash University, Australia


BACKGROUND Before joining Swinburne in 2008, I taught Computer Programming, Information Systems, Professional Communication and Software Engineering at Monash and Western Carolina Universities. My involvement and leadership in large multimedia projects for learning computer science lead to my research investigating the relationship between motivation and cognition in multimedia learning. In recent years, together with my research students I have explored virtual environments, largely in the domain of health care. My research has infomed the development of programming subjects for non-computing majors who are visual thinkers - responsive web application development and multimedia masters capstone projects in film, animation, 3D and virtual environments.

Research interests

Health Technology Assessment; Cognitive Psychology; Computing Education; Human Computer Interactions

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Engendering empathy with virtual experiences

Feedback in the learning of speech production in virtual environments

Finding self in a virtual world: digital engagement for people with moderate to advanced dementia


Interest in the learning of mobile touch technologies by older adults


Available to supervise honours students.

Honours topics and outlines

Gameplay Mechanics and Fear in Survival Horror Videogames: Completed 2012

How real is reality?: Completed 2012

Fields of Research

  • Virtual And Mixed Reality - 460708
  • Other Psychology - 529900
  • Empirical Software Engineering - 461202
  • Automated Software Engineering - 461201

Teaching areas

Software Engineering;Digital Media, Film and Television


  • 2013, Swinburne, Innovation Cup, Swinburne University of Technology


Also published as: Doube, Wendy; Doube, W.; Doube, Pauline; Doube, P.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2014: Virtual Dementia Environment Evaluation *; Alzheimer's Australia Victoria
  • 2013: Applying Virtual Environments to Dementia Care *; Smart Services CRC: Services 2020

* Chief Investigator

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