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.
Senior Lecturer in Sociology in MMU and ex-‘Professional’ counter-strike player. Researching social psychology and politics of play.
Associate Professor at DePaul University in Chicago, researching fandom, time travel, and board games.
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.
Associate Head of CELT at MMU, researching the use of board games and scenario-based role-plays to share data and to provoke discussion.
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.
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.
Lecturer in Management at Keele University, researching games, ethics, autonomy, death, and sheep.
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.
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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