Laura Nice

Maria Pomoni

School of Psychology
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

PhD Title: Virtual reality route learning after an acquired brain injury

PhD Supervisors: Dr Theresa Powell, Psychology and Professor Bob Stone, Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Laura Nice is a final Year PhD student, supervised by Theresa Powell and Bob Stone. Her research focuses on the use of virtual reality in the rehabilitation of every day spatial memory after an acquired brain injury. Laura is also exploring the effects of community travel and anxiety on quality of life after ABI.


BSc Psychology, University of Leeds


Laura joined the University after working and completing her degree at the University of Leeds. During the last two years she has been working with a group of Psychologists and clinicians to set up an international organisation and website dedicated to the perspective of family members and addiction. Laura is currently working on two University-based research projects alongside her PhD; i) a Group of Trainers in Clinical Psychology funded project exploring the effect of relationship reciprocity and self-efficacy on wellbeing and burnout in trainee clinical psychologists across the UK and ii) conducting a review of University assessment and feedback for the Birmingham Assessment & Learning Initiative.


Research interests

  • Route learning and memory
  • brain injury rehabilitation
  • quality of life
  • resilience
  • virtual reality