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Dr. Iva Georgieva is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Science in the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria. She received her PhD in Virtual Reality narratives from the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Tokyo, Japan in 2017. She also works as a Design Lead at the US non-profit Studio Bahia, where she develops VR experiences with different well-being aims. She has numerous publications in the field of therapeutic narrative in VR, philosophy and ethics of technology and artificial intelligence and works in various projects related to philosophy of medicine and technology, ethics in VR applications and interactive digital narratives.


Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Technology; Ethics of Technology; Digital Health; Virtual Reality; Narrative Therapy of PTSD.

Georgieva, I., & Georgiev, G. V. (2022). Narrative self-recreation in virtual reality. Frontiers in Virtual Reality, 134.; Georgieva, I., Beaunoyer, E., & Guitton, M. J. (2021). Ensuring social acceptability of technological tracking in the COVID-19 context. Computers in Human Behavior, 116, 106639.; Georgiev, D. D., Georgieva, I., Gong, Z., Nanjappan, V., & Georgiev, G. V. (2021). Virtual reality for neurorehabilitation and cognitive enhancement. Brain sciences, 11(2), 221.; Georgieva, I., & Georgiev, G. V. (2020). Reconstructing personal stories in virtual reality as a mechanism to recover the self. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(1), 26.

2018-2022 Ethics Advisor Personalised Recovery Through a Multi-User Environment: Virtual Reality for Rehabilitation (PRIME – VR2), Grant agreement ID: 856998, part of the Horizon 2020 call ‘Interactive Technologies’ (ICT 25-2018-2020).
2021- Second Bulgarian Representative and Member of Management Council EU COST action 18230
INDCOR (Interactive Narrative Design for Complexity Representations).
2021-2022 Creative Advisor
Zenctuary research project for prototyping representation of the natural environment in virtual reality and measuring its relaxing effects at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, Hungary.
2022-2024 Individual project ‘Contemporary Position of Technology in the Context of the Philosophy of Medicine’ as part of 2021-2024 Project ‘Contemporary problems and discussions in philosophy and sociology of medicine’, PI: Assoc. Prof. Julia Vasseva-Dikova, PhD. Part of Working Group ‘Philosophy and sociology of medicine’.