Helen W. Kennedy

Professor of Creative and Cultural Industries, University of Nottingham

Helen W Kennedy is Professor of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Nottingham. Her research has focused on the online games industry as well as games studies, feminist theory, philosophies of technology, play theory, live cinema and ludoaesthetics. Before moving to Nottingham she was deputy head in the School of Art, Design & Media at the University of Brighton.

She is past president of Digital Games Research Association and the co-author of Game Cultures: Computer Games as New Media (2006).


  • 2019–present
    Professor, Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies, University of Nottingham
  • 2012–2019
    Head of School, University of Brighton


  • 1998 
    Southampton, MA Gender Studies