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Director, Centre for Game Design Research, RMIT University

Associate Professor Stefan Greuter is the founder and director of the Centre for Game Design Research (CGDR) in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University.
Previously, Stefan held a position as Associate Dean in the School of Media and Communication from 2009- 2014. His leadership resulted in the establishment of two new research labs in Games and the successful restructure of the Games, Animation and Digital Media programs at RMIT.

His research focus is on solving existing problems through the design of new gameful experiences that bring together research from multiple disciplines. Stefan has a track record of working with experts from other fields and specialises on solutions involving the latest game technology.

Stefan was the chief investigator and producer of the award winning iPad game ‘Trouble Tower’ that teaches construction students about hazard recognition on Australian construction sites. The game, has been downloaded more than 20,000 times worldwide and is now part of the Occupational Health and Safety curriculum at RMIT and other Health and Safety Training providers in Australia. Trouble Tower was selected as a finalist for the prestigious Spark App Design Award in 2013 and received an Occupational Health and Safety Award for the most Innovative OH&S Intervention.

Stefan’s research is published at a range of international refereed conferences, journals and book chapters at prestigious Games and Design conferences and has been recognised with best paper awards at conferences of the highest calibre.

Stefan has over 10 years of teaching experience and is currently teaching a course about Experimental Game Design in the Bachelor of Design (Games) program. He supervises several Ph.D. candidates who all solve existing problems through the design of new gameful experiences.


  • 2015–present
    Associate professor, RMIT University


  • 2008 
    RMIT University, PhD Visual Communication