Senior Lecturer in Science Communication at MMU, researching how games can be used to develop a dialogue between experts and non-experts.
Reader in English at MMU, researching narrative theory, historiography, and the function of narrative in gaming.
Associate Professor at DePaul University in Chicago, researching fandom, time travel, and board games.
Senior Lecturer in Sociology in MMU and ex-‘Professional’ counter-strike player. Researching social psychology and politics of play.
Research Associate at Lancaster University, investigating games as literacy tools; also as experimental agents for cognitive mapping work.
Senior Lecturer in Film at MMU. Researching Western, Science Fiction, and Horror in films, and the cross-over with games.
Now retired, following a career in computing; a Euro boardgames industry insider, with wider interest in Experimental Wargaming.
Senior Lecturer in Psychology at MMU, researching experiences of female video gamers related to representations of female bodies in games.
PhD student at the University of York (Sociology) whose research focuses on ritual and community in UK tabletop gaming.
Psychology PhD student at MMU. Researching the use of video game avatars to promote health behaviours such as physical activity.
Lecturer at MMU. Researching nature-inspired algorithms, and how they lend themselves to the automation of games.
Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences at Edge Hill University, PhD student at MMU, looking at how location based games can make us more social.
PhD Researcher at MMU, looking into the intersection of the Gothic and Digital Gaming. Also interested in game design and gaming pedagogy.
Senior Library Assistant at Bournemouth Library, UK Coordinator – ALA International Games Week. Promoting the value of games in libraries.
Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies at University of Portsmouth, researching creative translation of literature, film, media and games.
Associate professor of political science at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Studies trust and cooperation in digital and analogue games.
Associate Head of CELT at MMU, researching the use of board games and scenario-based role-plays to share data and to provoke discussion.
Intermedial researcher who has published on a variety of works and is currently focusing on videogame console hardware.
Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Film at MMU, researching the Gothic, the Weird and other forms of ‘Fantastika’ in fiction & games.
Visiting Prof at MMU & Senior Narrative Designer with Sony VR, specialising in digital storytelling, transmedia narrative, & building.
Research Fellow at University of Alberta, researching play & money in live streaming, Esports & fantasy sports; ex-pro poker player.
Senior Lecturer in Department of Languages, Information & Communications at MMU; research interests in children’s & young adult literature.
PhD in Education at MMU, researching the potential of games, play, and participation in informal adult learning.
Dr Laura Mitchell is the founder of Seriously Learned Ltd, an independent scholar and games-based consultant.
Lecturer in Information and Communication at MMU, researching identity in relation to technology, digital media, and popular culture.
Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at MMU, researching Text Mining, Natural Language Processing, and Data Mining.
Assistant Professor in Media Studies and Digital Media Culture at the University of Nottingham, researching narrative complexity.
Senior Research Fellow at Southampton University, investigating the use of games for research engagement.
Principal Lecturer in History at MMU, researching the potential of importing mechanisms from gaming into the classroom.
NW Regional Officer for Institute of Physics. Using games with non-scientist community organisations to use games to raise STEM aspirations.
Commissioning Editor at Rebellion Publishing specialising in Sci-fi, Fantasy & Horror. Interested in Interactive Fiction, RPGs & videogames.
Research Fellow at the University of Hull, researching computer modelling of flood risk and resilience, and leads the SeriousGeoGames Lab.
PhD student at NTC/MU. Researching the use of apocalyptic imagery in computer games, focusing on Bioware’s Mass Effect trilogy.
Lecturer at the University of Manchester, teaching creative and experimental geographies. Independent street game designer with Playfuel.
Professor of Professional Learning at MMU, researching play in adulthood, in particular games and learning in the context of Higher Education.
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