meMost people call me Vera, which means true in Latin.

I am a user experience researcher, interaction designer and adventurer.

Currently, I am a Research Associate at the Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial College London in the UK leading the formative and summative evaluation of PLUGGY (www.pluggy-project.eu).

In my research, I am interested in contributing to innovation in sustainability, social technology and pervasive computing to support human perception and decision-making processes. This involves exploring, designing and evaluating innovative technologies in the lab and in the field. My interest covers different disciplines such as cognitive science, psychology, anthropology, design and engineering. See my resume for my educational background.

In my personal life, I enjoy simplicity, outdoor adventures, photography, creativity, chocolate and surfing. I love travelling and exploring. The latest book I read was ‘Fingerprints of the Gods’ by Graham Hancock.  In the rest of my free time, I (and 2 friends who are front-end and back-end engineers) are working, on Pepar, a recipes and food sharing application that connects nearby users for a social yet creative alternative in reducing food waste.