Education

10/2015 - present
Doctor of Philosophy in Serious Games, Glasgow Caledonian University

08/2011 - 06/2015
First-Class BA (Hons) Game Design and Production Management, Abertay University

Publications

10/2016
The Importance of Game Jams in Serious Games [Link]

12/2015
Playful Politics: Developing a Framework for Designing Video Games for Political Participation in the United Kingdom, Press Start Journal [Link]

Academic Projects

09/2014 - 06/2015
Developing Sustainable Interdisciplinary Team Projects for the New Abertay Curriculum

06/2014 - 08/2014
Unlocking New Ideas in Teaching and Learning: Abertay TLE Conference 2014

03/2014 - 10/2014
But What Does it Mean for ME? Students' Engagement with Learning Technologies

01/2014 - 10/2014
Improving Student Uptake and Understanding of Feedback through a Dialogue Model of Assessment

Organisations

04/2016 - present
Member, Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA)

01/2016 - present
STEM Ambassador, STEMNET

05/2014 - present
Advisory Board Member, The Computer Games Journal

07/2013 - 06/2014
Student Executive Officer, Abertay University Students' Association

Honours and Awards

10/2016
Finalist, 4th International Educational Games Competition at ECGBL 2016

01/2016
IGDA Scholar 2016, International Game Developer's Association

06/2015
David Carnegie Prize, Abertay University

Experience

10/2015 - present
Lab Assistant, Glasgow Caledonian University

01/2014 - 04/2015
Research Assistant, Abertay University

06/2014 - 08/2014
Teaching and Learning Enhancement Intern, Abertay University

Conferences / Talks / Events

10/2016
Project:Filter, 4th International Educational Games Competition at ECGBL 2016 [Link]

10/2016
The Importance of Game Jams in Serious Games, 10th European Conference on Game-Based Learning (ECGBL) 2016 [Link]

08/2016
Project:Filter, Design and Experimentation, 1st Joint International Conference of DiGRA and FDG 2016 [Link]

06/2016
Playing With Water: Scratch Game Development Workshop, Glasgow Science Festival [Link]

04/2016
Policy Engagement through Digital Participation, TICTeC 2016 [Link]

11/2015
Playful Democracies, Public Engagement and Serious Play Workshop [Link]

Game Development

10/2016 - present
Cabinet

01/2016 - 03/2016
#DoIt [Link]

10/2015 - present
Project:Filter [Link]

01/2015
Space Trek: A Voyage Home [Link]

09/2014 - 05/2015
Civic City [Link]

10/2013 - 07/2015
Tether [Link]