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Matthew Barr



Matthew is a PhD Researcher and Research Developer at the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII) at the University of Glasgow. He has recently begun work on his PhD, provisionally entitled ‘Learning by accident: what have commercial video games taught the gaming generation?’ Matthew also teaches and co-convenes the Multimedia Systems MSc course.

Matthew graduated with an MSc in I.T., with distinction, from the University of Glasgow in 2005 and completed his Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in 2011. He is a Member of the British Computer Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is a member of DiGRA and the IGDA.

He has reviewed papers for the International Communication Association (ICA) Game Studies interest group, the ‘Journal of Virtual Worlds Research’ and the ‘Handbook of Research on Improving Learning and Motivation through Educational Games: Multidisciplinary Approaches’, and for Computers and the History of Art (CHArt).

Research and Teaching Interests

Video Games
Learning & Teaching
Digital Humanities


  • Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII) - School of Humanities, College of Arts