Dr Andrew Reid


School School of Design and Informatics

Department Division of Games and Arts

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+44 (0)1382 30 8047


I am currently a Lecturer in Games Production with a particular interest in applied games. I currently deliver teaching on modules in quality assurance, interaction design, and awareness of the creative industries. I also supervise and mentor many applied game-based projects including Boccia Champions, which was awarded a Bronze Award at the Serious Play Conference 2019.

I completed my undergraduate degree in Game Design and Production Management at Abertay University. Following that, I achieved my PhD in applied game design from Glasgow Caledonian University.

More information about my work and experience can be found on my website.

DES103: Quality Assurance and User Experience

DES206: User Interfaces and Interaction Design

DES401: The Creative Industries


I am interested in pursuing opportunities of research in:

  • games in applied contexts;
  • user- and person-centred design practices;
  • play and phenomenology;
  • game jams and game creation events.


The development and application of a serious game for raising awareness and understanding of noPILLS

Reid, A. (2018) The development and application of a serious game for raising awareness and understanding of noPILLS. . . .
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The importance of game jams in serious games

Ramzan, R. & Reid, A. (2016) The importance of game jams in serious games. In: Proceedings from the 10th European Conference on Game Based Learning. Connolly, T. (ed.), Boyle, L. (ed.). p. 538-546. Reading: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Ltd. (ACPI).
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Playful politics

Reid, A. (2015) Playful politics. . . p. 57-74. .
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Since 2016, I have been an active STEM Ambassador and volunteer for various school-based STEM activities such as public demonstrations, career presentations, and hands-on workshops related to game development. I am passionate about providing insight and advice to young people who may wish to consider a career in the games industry.

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