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Nina Jane Patel

Nina Jane Patel is the co-founder and VP of Metaverse Research for Kabuni, who are dedicated to providing the safest space in the Metaverse for kids aged 8-16 to learn, grow and explore both in a classroom environment and at home.

In 2022, Nina was commissioned by the Canada Council for the Arts, Greenhouse Digital, for new research investigating creativity, movement and self-expression in the Metaverse.

Working at the intersection of culture, mental health and technology and an advocate for innovation, creativity, education and mental health - Nina has collaborated with artists, body-based practitioners and technologists to generate innovate projects, programs, performances and consultations to consider the how exponential technologies will alter representational forms of human movement and interaction in the near future.

Nina is also a board registered Movement Psychotherapist and a fellow with the RSA, ISPA, and APAP. She is a doctoral scholar and received the Wilkie Calvert Scholars award - “Unlocking the Potential of Immersive Experiences for the Future of Human Society: Investigating the physiological and psychological impact of the Metaverse."

Recognised as a Global Innovator by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Nina works with two WEF initiatives; Building the Metaverse and Safety in the Metaverse.

A cutting-edge thought leader on the implications of safety, psychology and physiology of human interaction in the Metaverse, Nina has been featured in Financial Times, India Times, CNBC, Newsy, British Vogue, Glamour Magazine, USAToday, The Guardian, The Independent, NewsWeek, and more.