Research & Publications

Research is a solid foundation of a university: it is through our research that we change the subjects that we teach. I am happy to talk to anyone about the topics covered on this page. And I am always interested to recruit PhD students to these areas.

  1. Research Interests
  2. Doctoral students
  3. Full list of publications
  4. MSc and undergraduate research projects
  5. Games Research Reading group

Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Games and Games Intelligence

This is a great opportunity to do a PhD provided it is related to games in any way, shape or form. I am the Training Officer for the Centre so happy to discuss either what it means to do an IGGI PhD generally or whether I could supervise you doing an IGGI PhD. For the latter, I would be happy to talk to you about any of my research interests below. You can of course find out more at the Centre's webpages

Research Interests:

Experience of playing digital games

We seem to all know what it means to be immersed in a game but what exactly is immersion? I have already worked on a number of studies positioning immersion with respect to attention, personality and addiction. I would like to devise games that specifically control the amount of immersion in order to study this area in a more experimental paradigm.

Errors in interactions

People make errors and, even with skill and training, occasional errors are unavoidable. However, there are aspects of the design of interactive devices that promote errors. I am interested in using small scale interactions to reveal the errors that people make and how good design can reduce them.

Modelling users

How can we model people using interactive systems in order to inform and improve the design of such systems? I have used algebraic, formal and statistical models to gain insights into the problems people have with interactive devices.

Full list of publications

Doctoral Students

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