Jonathan Mella

Jonathan Mella
PhD student
Pronouns: he/him/his
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Room: 2.12
UCLIC, University College London
66 - 72 Gower Street
London, WC1E 6EA
United Kingdom

My PhD research focuses on the use of digital games to recover from daily work strain. In particular, I am interested in how the experience of immersion whilst gaming shapes the restoration of internal resources taxed by an individual's working day. Alongside my PhD, I work as the Lead Demonstrator on the BSc Psychology program where I support with the delivery of the first-year module Introduction to Psychological Experimentation.

Brief biography

I completed both my BSc and MSc in Psychology at the University of Birmingham. Here, I worked on a variety of research projects focused on higher cognitive functions, such as Theory of Mind and counterfactual thinking. I also received a Universitas 21 scholarship to study a condensed semester at Korea University in which I studied Lifespan Developmental Psychology.

Prior to starting my PhD, I worked as the Outreach Manager at Ada, The National College for Digital Skills. In this role, I was responsible for the design and delivery of an outreach program which aimed to inspire young people to pursue a career in the technology industry.