Considered cutting-edge in her field, and a 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, Glamour Magazine, British Vogue, The Daily Mail, The Grid, Moneycontrol, USAToday, Good Morning America, The Independent, NewsWeek, New York Post, TechCrunch, and The Insider.

Nina Jane Patel is the co-founder and VP of Metaverse Research for Kabuni - on a mission to unlock the design potential in every child, and elevate life. We are dedicated to providing the safest space in the Metaverse for kids aged 8-16 to LEARN, GROW, EXPLORE - within a classroom environment and at home. Designed for children to improve retention, engagement, speed, and health - based on our unique, evidence based methodologies.

A board registered Movement Psychotherapist and a fellow with the RSA, ISPA, and APAP, Patel is a doctoral scholar, awarded the Wilkie Calvert Scholarship - “Unlocking the Potential of Immersive Experiences for the Future of Human Society: Investigating the physiological and psychological impact of 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. Examining multi-identity evolutions of human movement- and considerations of the body- within the context of a world in which virtual and physical spaces are increasingly blended. Within intercultural, intergenerational and interdisciplinary explorations of a near future of collaborations co-existing with AI, avatars, immersive worlds, telepresence and real-time presence within creative places, cultural environments, interactive entertainment and play spaces and its cumulative impact.

In 2022, Nina is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Greenhouse Digital, for new research investigating the relationship of the body, movement and self-expression in the Metaverse.


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Nina Jane Patel

Nina Jane Patel

Co-founder + VP of Metaverse Research — Kabuni | Seeing Possibilities | Creative Futurist | Embodied Technology | Psychotherapist | Doctoral Research