Dr. Jakki Bailey specializes in immersive media, and its influence on cognition, behavior, and learning. She is the current Scott C. and Vickie S. Reeve Endowed Faculty Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. Bailey examines the psychological implications of immersive virtual reality (VR) on child development, and is currently studying VRs influence on childrens cognitive skills and social responses. Her past research has included studying how technology affects behavior change such as through Internet-based programs to reduce the risk of mental disorders and leveraging VR to promote pro-environmental behaviors among adult populations. In addition, she has used VR to test some of the mechanisms behind embodiments influence on perception.
Dr. Bailey completed her Ph.D. in Communication at Stanford University, and was the recipient of the 2016-2017 Sesame Workshop Dissertation Award, and the Stanford University 2018 Nathan Maccoby Dissertation Award. In addition to her academic research and service, Bailey has advised childrens media company executives on the psychological, social, and ethical implications of VR in youths lives.
DegreesPh.D., Communication, Stanford University; M.A., Sociology, Stanford University; B.A., Communication, Stanford University
Areas Of Specialization
Child Development and Media