Andrew J. Reid

Andrew is a doctoral researcher of serious game applications. Andrew’s research interests include game-based learning, games for change, player-crowd motivation and social compliance, and play theory.

Andrew undertook his undergraduate degree at Abertay University, achieving a First-Class with Honours in Game Design & Production Management (2015). His Honours project, Civic City, looked at the potential of using video game technologies to increase public participation in politics within the United Kingdom. It received the David Carnegie Award for Best Dissertation (2015) and garnered local and national press coverage.

Andrew began his PhD at Glasgow Caledonian University in October 2015. His research explores the use of video games to engage players in social and political developments. Specifically, Andrew aims to uncover how video games can effectively inform publics on the social and environmental impact of micropollutants in wastewater treatment facilities.