Dr. Linda Durnell Adjunct Professor
Fielding Graduate University
Linda Durnell, PhD., is a media psychologist, researcher and educator. Her current research is on the Emotional Reactions of Viewing a Crisis in Virtual Reality (VR), which she presented at Stanford’s 3rd Annual Innovations in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health: Virtual Reality and Behavior Change, sponsored by Stanford University School of Medicine. As adjunct faculty, Durnell teaches graduate students the “Psychology of Technology,” and “Consumer Neuroscience.” Dr. Durnell has worked with technology and non-profit organizations in Silicon Valley for over 25 years and is working with the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and Joint Staff to assess options in the cognitive space to disrupt and counter ISIL operational capabilities and train the Psychological Operations (PO) operators. Durnell is a frequent presenter at technology (AWE) and psychology conferences (APA) and public lectures on the topics of virtual reality for social change, the neuroscience of immersive technology and how technology affects human behavior. Dr. Durnell brings research and resources to industry-defining technology used to facilitate change in our approach to healthcare.