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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 games industry as well as games studies, feminist theory, philosophies of technology, play theory, live cinema and the wider ludification of culture. Before moving to Nottingham she was the Head of the School of Media at the University of Brighton. She is a Distinguished Scholar and past president of Digital Games Research Association and a trustee of the British Games Institute.


  • 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