From 21-24 September, 2023, Jane was invited to present the project GREAT: Games Realising Effective and Affective Transformation at the 13th Brazilian-German Frontiers of Science and Technology Symposium in Bremen, Germany.
Jane was invited to present in the Healthcare session of the Symposium via invitation only. Each Symposium brings together 60 scientists from a wide range of disciplines (30 each from Germany and Brazil). The conference format allows for the exchange of ideas across disciplinary as well as national boundaries and, provides opportuniites for future binational collaborations and networking. This is funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The aim of the talk was to make potential collaborations on the use of computer games to improve and prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Jane participated in a 15-minute presentation followed by a 45-minute Q and A session. There was a lot of interest on how games could be used to collect large quantities of citizens’ data as well as the educational value of games, and how they can be potentially used in health. Jane also did a flash talk to the audience and presented a poster at the symposium.