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Senior Lecturer in Game Design, University of Portsmouth

I am a Senior Lecturer in Computer Games Design in the School of Creative Technologies at the University of Portsmouth. I am the Deputy Course Leader for BSc(Hons) Computer Games Technology. Previously, I have taught Games Design and Development at both Further and Higher Education level, focusing primarily on game design, 3D asset creation, gameplay scripting and academic games research. I have design and development experience in the UK games industry, including in my role as Game Designer at The Chinese Room.

I completed my PhD in 2015, with my thesis focusing on Disruptive Game Design - an approach to game design that aims to subvert 'typical' game rules and associated player expectations of how games 'should' work. I now lead the Advanced Games Research Group (AGRG) within the school which is currently engaged in multiple projects, developing research-driven commercial game products in areas including disruptive game design, narrative design, player psychology, and playful prototyping.


  • 2015–present
    Senior lecturer, University of Portsmouth
  • 2014–2015
    Lecturer, University of Portsmouth
  • 2012–2014
    Assistant lecturer, University of Portsmouth
  • 2012–2014
    Lecturer, Fareham College


  • 2023 
    University of Derby, MSc Psychology
  • 2015 
    University of Portsmouth, PhD
  • 2011 
    University of Portsmouth, PgCert
  • 2010 
    University of Portsmouth, BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy