I’m a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) with an interest in higher education, learning, teaching and video games, based at the University of Glasgow where I previously convened the university’s first game studies course and was the founding editor for Press Start, a student-led, peer-reviewed game studies journal.

I am now based in the Centre for Computing Science Education within the School of Computing Science, where I lead the Graduate Apprenticeship in Software Engineering programme and act as co-director of the University’s Games and Gaming Lab.

Graduate Skills and Game-Based Learning by Matthew BarrMy book, Graduate Skills and Game-Based Learning, was published with Palgrave in 2019.

I’m currently Vice Chair of the British Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) and was previously a Director and Trustee for the Scottish Game Developers Association. I’m also a BAFTA Scotland Committee Member and Director of Education at SICSA.

You can find me on TwitterLinkedIn or Facebook, and I also have a limited presence on ResearchGate and  Academia.edu. My University of Glasgow staff profile is here and my School of Computing Science webpage is here.