Caitlin is a first-year PhD researcher. Her project aims to develop a virtual reality rehabilitation tool for body representation disturbances in chronic limb pain. She plans to use virtual reality to manipulate the congruency between visual and somatosensory cues, creating body representation illusions that aim to correct existing perceptual disturbances and facilitate action. Caitlin’s wider research interests include: multisensory integration in VR, tactile and proprioceptive perception, body representation and action.
Caitlin completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Bath, during which she undertook a research placement year at the Object Interaction Lab in Exeter. This work broadly focussed on exploring the impact of visual and tactile cue integration on perception and action. Her dissertation project focussed on similar work and was awarded the EPS/BSA Undergraduate Project Prize 2022.