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Academic and Teaching Staff

Dr Jo Iacovides
Senior Lecturer


My research interests include:

  • Games and playful technologies for applied purposes e.g. persuasion, education, citizen science.
  • Understanding learning and reflection as a part of gameplay
  • Exploring more complex forms of player experience
  • Games and wellbeing

PhD supervision opportunities: IGGI website

Twitter: @JoIacovides


  • PhD Educational Technology, The Open University, 2012
  • MRes Educational Technology, The Open University, 2008
  • MSc Human Communication and Computing, University of Bath, 2005
  • BA (Hons) Psychology, University of Nottingham, 2004


  • Lecturer in Human Computer Interaction, York, 2018-present
  • Lecturer in Educational Technology, The Open University, 2016-2018
  • Research Associate, UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC), University College London, 2012-2016
  • Research Officer, Psychology, University of Bath, 2006-2007


Contact details

Department of Computer Science
University of York
Deramore Lane
YO10 5GH

Phone: +44 (0)1904 325500

Office: CSE/240


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