Dana Ruggiero is a Senior Lecturer in Learning Technology in the School of Education at Bath Spa University. She is involved in research initiatives from various European research institutes including the EU TEMPUS and ERASMUS programs.
Dana completed her Ph.D. in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue University and earned an M.A. in Education from Augsburg College. Her research interest focuses on praxis in design for persuasive technology, multimedia installations, and affective knowledge, including the application of games for social issues such as homelessness, juvenile offenders, children in care, and healthcare. In addition to speaking at international conferences and publishing in peer-reviewed journals she has edited a book on societal effects of persuasive games and is currently writing two other manuscripts around game design and learning.
Currently, Dana is involved in research focusing on player experience in social impact games, Bayesian statistical models to predict behaviour in serious games, and designing games for e-learning in teacher education.