Pedro Gamito earned his PhD from the University of Salford (UK) in Built and Human Environment in 2002, and the title of Aggregate in Rehabilitation by the University of Lisbon in 2012. Pedro is a Full Professor and the Director of the Computational Psychology Laboratory at the School of Psychology and Life Sciences and the director of the Research Centre – HEI-Lab – Digital Human-Environment Interaction Lab, at Lusófona University. Since 2015, Pedro is the CEO of Immersive Lives.
He is also a resident VR consultant at Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade, in Portugal since 2016. Since 2004 he has been developing, validating and applying numerous virtual reality applications designed for the treatment of anxiety disorders and for the cognitive stimulation of patients with stroke, TBI and Substance Use Disorders. His apps are being use daily in the two largest Portuguese psychiatric and rehab hospitals. Pedro has been engaged in several VR-based simulation projects under EU financing schemes, including the 4 billion euros Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking, where his project was hand-picked by the EU commission to disseminate Clean Sky 2 results. He has published extensively and is associated editor on several scientific journals in his field. He has participated in several projects in the field of eHealth and contributes to the most relevant professional associations within his line of work. In 2018, he was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Association of CyberPsychology, Training & Rehabilitation.