Dr George Sandamas CPsychol, won a Middlesex University scholarship in 2001 to research a PhD in spatial cognition in virtual environments after having spent 2 years as research officer of the National Schizophrenia Fellowship (now Rethink), playing a key role in several large research projects including one of the largest pieces of research conducted in the UK concerned with the experiences of people with mental illness and their carers. The association with NSF resulted in a number of publications. Whilst researching his PhD Dr Sandamas also held a number of teaching positions, including 4 years at the prestigious Henrietta Barnett school for girls in London's Hampstead Garden Suburb. Dr Sandamas finished his PhD in 2006 and several peer reviewed articles from his thesis have been published, indeed, some were published before completion. Recently Dr Sandamas in relation to his PhD research. Over the last three years Dr Sandamas has become interested in coaching psychology and has undertaken training in this area. He has been part of the Middlesex University internal coaching programme and has also is also involved in delivering coaching to other organisations. He has presented research findings and given talks on this subject and has also developed coaching as an area of undergraduate study at Middlesex University in addition to CPD courses.
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Sandamas, George and Foreman, Nigel (2015) Active versus passive acquisition of spatial knowledge while controlling a vehicle in a virtual urban space in drivers and non-drivers. SAGE Open, 5 (3). pp. 1-9. ISSN 2158-2440
Sandamas, George and Foreman, Nigel (2014) Spatial demands of concurrent tasks can compromise spatial learning of a virtual environment: implications for active input control. SAGE Open, 4 (1). ISSN 2158-2440
Sandamas, George and Foreman, Nigel and Coulson, Mark (2009) Interface familiarity restores active advantage in a virtual exploration and reconstruction task in children. Spatial Cognition and Computation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 9 (2). pp. 96-108. ISSN 1387-5868
Sandamas, George and Foreman, Nigel (2007) Drawing maps and remembering landmarks after driving in a virtual small town environment. Journal of Maps, 2007 . pp. 35-45. ISSN 1744-5647
Sandamas, George and Foreman, Nigel (2007) Spatial reconstruction following virtual exploration in children aged 5–9 years: effects of age, gender and activity–passivity. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 27 (2). pp. 126-134. ISSN 0272-4944
Consultant to Airbus Aeronautics in relation to the uses of virtual environments for data collection