Recently honoured as the WAITTA Incite Achiever of the Year and one of MCV Pacific's most influential women in games for the second year running, Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie is a game designer, researcher, educator, diversity expert, entrepreneur and champion for WA's games industry. She is currently the Director of FTI's Games & Interactive Program and Founder of Games We Play, a game consultancy that creates games for education and social impact. After years of creating diverse and inclusive projects and initiatives, Kate also recently launched raynesgoldie consulting to help organisations harness the innovative power of diversity
Kate is a sought after media commentator and has appeared in the pages of The Sydney Morning Herald, ELLE, The Globe and Mail as well as on MTV (twice!), NPR and the triple j. She has also spoken at numerous international industry and academic conferences, including SXSW Interactive, TEDxPerth, PAX Australia and Freeplay.
Kate is a graduate of the CFC Media Lab's Interactive Art and Entertainment Programme in Canada, where she also taught. Previously, Kate was a Research Associate at the Experimental Design and Gaming Environments Lab at Ryerson University, Canada.
A long time gamer (and former member of an all female Quake clan), some of Kate's favourite titles are Earthbound, Police Quest, Katamari Damacy, Super Mario 3, Dragon Age, Baiten Kaitos, Fallout 3, Cosmic Osmo and the Worlds Beyond the Mackerel.