ABOUT ME

Having completed his Masters Degree in Game-Based Learning, and a Graduate Diploma in Higher Education, Paul completed a PhD in frameworks for using game-based learning. Now based in Europe, he is also combining his knowledge in pedagogy with his development skills to complete his latest project in multi-user game-based learning via the Internet. Paul still finds time to consult to game development companies both in Europe and down-under, is actively publishing and presenting at conferences, and is a guest lecturer on an ad-hoc basis.

Paul’s recent projects include being contracted by the European Commission to research literature on the use of computer games in schools and by Becta, the UK Government’s agency for education technology, to write a report on Game-Based Learning. Both contracts required extensive research and called upon Paul’s knowledge in this arena.

Having been in the industry for over 30 years, Paul has experience with most technical skills in the industry – Networks, Interface Design, Web Programming, and Game Programming. He has programmed in most languages including Assembler, but prefers to use C or derivatives of such as Objective C and ActionScript 3 for Web programming.  However, he also has skills in php, java, mysql, etc., having taught programming at University level. Currently, Paul is working with SmartfoxServer and Unity 3D, and developing award winning Serious Games.

AWARDS / SCHOLARSHIPS

2017

Best use of Games and Simulations for Learning - Gold

Brandon Hall - HCM Excellence Awards

2013

Best Game Business Category - Nominee for Finalist 

SGS&S Awards

2012
Alfred Deakin Award Nominee
Best Thesis

2010
PhD, Education Technology – “Excellence”
Deakin University, Australia

2007
Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Deakin University, Australia

2006
Master of Computing – “Top Student, Overall Excellence”
Unitec New Zealand

2005

Established New Zealand’s first Game Development and Research Laboratory

Unitec New Zealand Innovation

2005
Master of Computing – 1st Class Honors
Unitec New Zealand

2005
NACCQ – Highly Commended Paper Award
Annual Conference, New Zealand

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