Mr Matthew Barr
- Research Officer, University Teacher (Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute)
- Game Studies
- Game-based Learning
- Video Game Culture
RCUK Digital Economy/Communities and Culture Network+: Games for Communication
New Initiatives Fund, University of Glasgow: Video Games & Learning Symposium
AHRC Social Media Knowledge Exchange Scholarship, University of Cambridge Digital Humanities Network (CDHN) and the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH): 'WikiGeeks - Gaming and Collaborative Learning'
The William Lind Foundation: Scotland's Video Game Industry
New Initiatives Fund, University of Glasgow: Press Start journal launch
College of Arts Graduate School Research Support Award
I am interested in supervising or co-supervising undergraduate or postgraduate student projects and dissertations that align with my own research interests, especially those relating to game studies.
Current Information Management & Preservation (MSc) students:
- Melinda Mazurek - Preservation of the 'toys to life' video game genre
Current PhD students:
- Heidi Rautalahti - Gaming as implicit religion and moral choice in open-ended game narratives (in collaboration with University of Helsinki)
Previous Information Technology (MSc) students:
- Emil Azizov - Run your own Picture Show: A web-based game about cinema history
- Andrew Jolly- Geocoding historical place data
- Laura Voinea - IV Fluids game (in collaboration with the School of Medicine)
Previous Information Management & Preservation (MSc) students:
- Alasdair John Bachell - Game preservation in the UK: A survey of records management practices
- Michael Beesley - Archiving video games: Preserving the past and present for current and future users
- Jocelyn Grant - Losing and Gaining Interactivity, Gamers and Archivists Working Together
- Erietta Papadopoulou - Modelling the Digital Preservation of Games as Learning Objects
I also supervise a range of undergraduate dissertations on our Digital Media & Information Studies programme, mostly related to the study of video games.
- Introduction to Video Game Studies (convenor)
- Also contribute teaching to Level 1 and 2 Digital Media & Information Studies
- Previously convened Multimedia Analysis and Design and the MSc IT course, Multimedia Systems
Awarded a College Teaching Excellence Award for 2015/16 in the Early Career category.
- Founding Editor of Press Start
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Member of the British Computer Society
- Member of DiGRA
- Member of IGDA
- Member of ECREA
- Expert Evaluator for EC Horizon 2020
- STEM Ambassador (Video Games) for UKIE/STEMNET
- Adviser of Studies 2014-15
- College of Arts Library Committee
- School of Humanities Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team
- Program Committee Member for Foundations of Digital Games (FDG) 2015
- Program Committee Member for DiGRA/FDG 2016
Previously acted as reviewer for the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, the International Journal of Digital Curation, the ICA Game Studies Interest Group, Computers and the History of Art (CHArt) and Computers in Human Behavior.
- Radio EduTALK, 15th March, 2016 (on my research in game-based learning, the HATII Game Studies course and the Press Start journal).
- La Liberté, 7th March, 2016. L’Ecosse, eldorado du jeu vidéo (on the success of the Scottish games industry).
- Share Radio, 25th February, 2016. Morning Money (on the future of the video games industry and VR).
- Huffington Post, 9th February, 2016. The Division And Destiny Aren't Just Video Games - They're The Future Of Social Networks (on the positive outcomes associated with playing online video games).
- Share Radio, 20th January, 2016. Morning Money (on the growth of the mobile games market).
- Daily Record, 5th November, 2015. 20 years of PlayStation: Industry experts and gamers pick their favourite games to mark occasion (on thatgamecompany's Journey).
- Epoch Times, 4th April, 2014. Why New Yorkers Crave ‘Candy Crush’.