The Games Research Network (GRN) conducts research into games and gaming. Our focus is on both digital and analogue platforms, and the intersection between the two.

Our Network was established in 2016 as a multi-disciplinary research group for academics and professionals working on gaming and play. Based at Manchester Metropolitan University the group brings together researchers from across Manchester Metropolitan  – including the sciences, the arts and humanities, education, and sociology– and aims to support and promote research into games and gaming.

We welcome members who are working on games and related areas, as well as colleagues who enjoy gaming. If you are interested in joining the group, or in finding out more about our work, please either leave a comment below or send an email to

Our blog also includes details about relevant external events and seminars on the topics of games and gaming and we invite organisers to contact us with details of forthcoming events.