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Human-Computer Interaction Design

Dr Anja Sisarica

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Email: Anja.Sisarica.1@city.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 70408993

Room: A212 College Building


PhD Research Student


Anja Sisarica holds a BSc in Business Informatics (2010) and a MSc in Software Engineering (2011) from University of Novi Sad, Serbia. She was a visiting scholar at Sapienza University in Rome, Italy (BASILEUS EM-ECW), Bremen University, Germany (DAAD) and Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria (CEEPUS-II). She is alumna of Experiencing Europe internship programme (WUS Austria, Fund Dr Zoran Djindjic) and Eurobank EFG scholarship programme.

Since October 2011, she is studying towards a PhD in Software Systems Engineering at City University London and its Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice, being supervised by Prof. Neil Maiden from School of Informatics, and Prof. Julienne Meyer from School of Health Sciences. 

Research interests

In the scope of her PhD research, Anja will investigate the extension of software-based serious games with processes, techniques and software tools that extend such games with explicit creativity and creative problem solving support. The doctoral research is part-sponsored by the EU-funded MIRROR project (2010-2014), the principal research theme of which is reflective learning. Serious games for training are perceived to be an important computer-based tool for reflective learning. The proposed research will seek to extend models of reflective learning in serious game playing with models of creative problem solving and learning, then design and prototype software extensions of pilot games to explore research hypotheses about improved problem solving and reflective learning from game-play. Empirical evaluations will take place in the domain of care for people with dementia, with serious games designed to support care staff training, through collaboration with UK's Registered Nursing Home Association.


  • MIRROR Studentship, jointly awarded by City University London, Imaginary and EU MIRROR project.
  • DOSITEJA Studentship, awarded by Government of Serbia.
  • Grant for Student Mobility, awarded by State of Exit Foundation.