Dr John Martino holds the position of Senior Lecturer in College of Education where he lectures in the fields of media studies and secondary Teacher education. Dr Martino has taught in a range of settings and institutions for nearly two decades. He is an active researcher with a special interest in information technology and new media (video games) and their impact on young people and society. Dr Martino has been successful in winning both internal Victoria University and external research grants from agencies such as NCVER and Vic Health. He has published in the fields of the political sociology, media studies and in education. In 2008 he was awarded an Australian Teaching and Learning Council national award for his “Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning”. He recently published: Martino, J., (2015) War/Play: Video Games and the Militarization of Society. Peter Lang Publishers. New York. USA.