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Mark Newman

PhD student
BSc (Hons) MSc MBPsS


Prior to entering psychology I worked at Microsoft as part of the User Experience (UX) team. Here I took on a role that involved working closely with customers, partners and other areas of the business on a range of software development and conceptual design projects.

My PhD is being conducted under the supervision of Dr Birgitta Gatersleben and Dr Kayleigh Wyles. I am using virtual reality to explore how natural environments promote recovery from stress.


My qualifications

BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Technology
University of Surrey
MSc Psychology (Conversion)
University of Surrey

Affiliations and memberships

The British Psychological Society
Graduate Member (MBPsS)

My publications


Newman, M., Gatersleben, Birgitta, & Wyles, K. (2019, September). Comparing affective responses to nature experienced via different environment presentation methods. Oral session presented at the International Conference on Environmental Psychology (ICEP), University of Plymouth. Retrieved from