Introducing @aiello_stephen #MESH360 researcher

Paramedicine offers unlimited opportunities due to it being a relatively new research environment. Since starting his research career at Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand) in 2014, Stephen has been working toward the development of design-based research projects that aim to provide more authentic critical care educational experiences and learner-centered pedagogies within the emergent profession of Paramedicine education.

Stephen’s aim is to explore the critical care aspects of emergency medicine in relation to paramedic pre-hospital management within an immersive simulation (XR) environment. Stephen is part of the investigation team reviewing the use of virtual reality for Paramedic scene orientation and situational awareness. His research investigates virtual environments and Paramedical experiential data in order to guide decision-making via qualitative research methods and biometric quantitative feedback. This work has expanded to include all health school departments and will form a catalyst for future work.

To date, the investigation into 360-degree immersive environments and biometric feedback has led to both national and international collaborations. This extensive work is ground-breaking and has been awarded several accolades for innovation and teaching excellence.



Cochrane, T, Aguayo, C, Aiello, S, Wilkinson, N. (2019). Enhancing Simulation Training through

Immersive Reality: MESH360. Full paper accepted for the upcoming BJET Special Section on Immersive

Virtual Reality in Education. United Kingdom.


Cochrane, T, Aguayo, C, Aiello, S, Wilkinson, N. (2019). Developing A Mobile Immersive Reality

Framework For Enhanced Simulation Training: MESH360. Paper to be presented at ASCILITE 2018



Aiello, S, Cook, S. (2019). I See Real Things. Keynote speaker presentation at SoTEL: Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning 2019, Auckland University of Technology, Manukau, New Zealand.


Cochrane, Thomas, Stretton, Todd, Aiello, Stephen, Britnell, Sally, Cook, Stuart, & Narayan, Vickel.

(2018). Authentic interprofessional health education scenarios using mobile VR. Research in Learning

Technology, 26, 2130. doc:


Cochrane, T, Cook, S, Aiello, S, Aguayo, C, Dañobeitia, C, & Boncompte, G. (2018). Designing

immersive mobile learning mixed reality for paramedic education. Paper presented at the IEEE-TALE

2018: Education and Technology Conference, University of Wollongong, Australia.


Aguayo, Claudio, Dañobeitia, Cristobel, Cochrane, Thomas, Aiello, Stephen, Cook, Stuart, & Cuevas, A.

(2018). Embodied reports in paramedicine mixed reality learning. Research in Learning Technology, 26,

2150. doc: